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Welcome winter and all it has to offer. Our breezeway now offers baskets filled with hats, mittens, and gloves. Wall hooks support heavier coats and favorite scarves. Bulky warm boots are taking space where sandals used to be. A room ready for cold and snow where the beach things used to go.

The cities and villages offer lights of many colors, and decorations to embellish the holiday season. People offer an array of lawn ornaments, lights on trees or shrubs, wreaths, lights around windows and along the eaves, candles in the windows and more.

Music is offered by choral groups, bands, orchestras, bell choirs and there are special concerts and performances. Sing or hum your favorite carols and holiday tunes. It is a wonderful time of year to embrace these.

Peace and Goodwill is offered in many ways. Take it. Be kind to people who offer you Seasons Greetings or Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, or Happy ____. The spirit of Christmas is offered in many beautiful ways during this special time, such as shoveling a neighbor’s walk, making cookies for someone, or letting another go first in a line. Protect the spirit of goodwill when it is offered.

This issue offers an opportunity to win prizes offered by some of our advertisers. Throughout the pages are display ads to color on, then cut out and send in (see the form below) for a chance to win a prize in a drawing. Get out your crayons, colored pencils, or markers, and have fun coloring them.

Have a holly jolly Christmas, a joyous holiday season, and a happy 2018,

Laura Lee Kalchik

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