November 28, 2010

Tis the Season!

This past Thanksgiving weekend has been insanely busy! But what else should I expect from my first Holiday season in the Wonderful World of Retail! But I'm LOVING every minute of it!

I even did my own bit of Black Friday shopping, albeit on-line. I've decked my halls, put up lights, and wrapped all my gifts. And to go along with my last preppy-rule, it's about how much you spend, not how much you save. However, I may have gone a bit over board. Nothing says preppy, much like generosity. Philanthropy and generosity during this Christmas season and throughout the year is the utmost task of preppies every where. I myself am a member of my local Junior League, donating my time and efforts to increase the literacy and standard of living of the children in my community. I do no less to those in my family; some may say I over do it. But nothing brings me more joy that delivering the perfect gift and seeing some one's face light up!

This being said, I hope you all remember the children and families less fortunate in your areas this Christmas season. There are several local charities that you can help with through food, clothing, and toy drives. Remember that we as a culture can only progress, through the efforts of every single member of the community.

Additionally, I checked out the Christmas windows down at the Marshal Fields store in the Loop. I love the story of Virginia, and her search for Santa, which is so lovingly illustrated through animation. In a nut shell, please find below the original letter, written by a Sun editor to a girl child looking for a symbol of hope in a darkening world:

Happy holidays, and I'll be bringing the spirit and ringing in the new year whenever possible. Please find below my latest creation!

Quote of the day:

Kris Kringle: Oh, but there is [harm in not believing]. I'm not just a whimsical figure who wears a charming suit and affects a jolly demeanor. You know, I'm a symbol. I'm a symbol of the human ability to be able to suppress the selfish and hateful tendencies that rule the major part of our lives. If... you ...can't believe, if you can't accept anything on faith, then you're doomed for a life dominated by doubt.

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