“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”
Luckily for our customers, I won’t be singing loud for all to hear this holiday season; my singing voice is far from concert-ready. Some of my coworkers do enjoy singing during the holidays, while others have other ways of spreading Christmas cheer. Read on to find out how we get ready for the holidays!
Chris, Iola office:
“My family and I like to simmer homemade ‘potpourri’ while ‘we’ decorate (Usually my husband and I work on the decorating while our kids lay around and pick on us.). We play Christmas CDs and it really puts us in the Christmas spirit. Of course we follow up with everyone watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. There’s always loads of laughter and family fun!
My potpourri consists of a little water, cinnamon sticks, cut-up oranges with cloves stuffed in them, apples, and any other yummy smelling citrus we want to add. Simmer in a pot over low heat on the stove and your home will smell wonderfully in no time!”
Julie, Iola office:
“Our family loves the Christmas music this time of year. We join our local community choir in Amherst and perform a Christmas show each year. Our church also offers an opportunity to sign up and go caroling around town. We have cookies and cocoa afterwards. We look forward to this every Christmas!”
Melissa, Stevens Point office:
“I found these great battery-operated string lights at Target. I put them on tables and other places where outlets aren’t available. Instead of having long extension cords running all over the house, I can now just use these lights where I need them!”
Sam, Stevens Point office:
“Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I love using Pinterest for decorating and DIY ideas. One of my favorite new crafts is decorating pine cones. What makes this craft so great is that you can find pine cones for free in your own yard! Collect some pine cones of various sizes, brush off the dirt and any bugs that clung on, and then decorate them however you like! I like using glitter glue to add some sparkle, and I recently found an idea on Pinterest to paint pine cones in bright colors. After you’re finished jazzing up the pine cones, you can put them in a basket, vase, or string them together to form garland. You can also leave these decorations up for all of winter instead of just the holidays!”