The Christmas of 2020 will be one to remember. But it will not necessarily because of the traditional holiday memories our families created this year. We know it’s going to be a sad time for many who have lost family members and friends to COVID-19. It will be sad for families that cannot be together.
Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but the other winter holidays from Chanukah to Diwali, even Festivus, are all about the positive aspects of our lives and experiences, and a way to rejoice and see the light amongst the winter darkness – or the light at the end of the tunnel.
We all have the power to make this holiday season positive, and memorable for the right reasons.
It takes a bit more creativity to figure out how to make this a happy Christmas to remember. It might seem like there’s not too much to celebrate. But here in Peachland, and BC in general, we have so many opportunities to have an old fashioned more traditional holiday. From a family afternoon out cutting your own tree, to making your own tree decorations from pine cones and fallen boughs along the trails; to volunteering to help neighbours who need a hand. Whether dropping off some baking or a Christmas dinner, or clearing their driveway of snow, these are the real ways holiday memories are made. By sharing your time, and helping others we can “override” COVID’s sad legacy and replace it with the real Spirit of Christmas, the spirit of the season.
So Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, Shubh Diwali, and warmest seasons greetings to all, from your friends at PWPA. We’re grateful for your support and partnership.
List of places in Peachland that can use your help:
- 50 + Center
- Peachland Community Arts Council
- Food Bank
- Boys and Girls Club
- Friends of the Peachland Library Historical Society
- Bridge Family Resource