Christmas is nearly upon us and I'm not quite set with any sort of wish list. The things I want most this year can't magically appear under any tree.
But since we're all a little strapped this year, I realized that this is the perfect year for a challenge that bloggers and readers can cash in on!
Every community does something special for the holidays. My community of Escondido had an Art Walk last weekend, a lighting ceremony of our downtown area, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a small red mail box where kids can drop off letters to Santa (and receive replies). While I checked out the Art Walk, it was raining and that put a damper (like that pun?) on the other activities.
So here's the challenge -
Find an event in your community, or a community near you that is free or under $15. Participate!
Watching another small city's Christmast Parade may not sound thrilling, but you might be surprised at some of the memories you'll make by expanding your mind a bit. In 2007, I took a road trip up to Solvang, California (a little Dutch community nestled in the hills of California) and watched their small town Christmas parade. Ya know what? It was really fun, cute, and an unexpected highlight of that trip.
So check out something new, blog, or post a comment about what you did, where it was, and all tha jazz. Photos are highly recommended! I have plans myself, but you'll have to wait and see what I end up doing.