Last Monday, December 16th, the weather forecast was for snow and freezing temps — with a high of around 28 degrees. Not wanting to let the frosty weather get the better of us, however, we donned a few extra layers and set out for our annual Salvation Army Bell ringing. We were thrilled when the snow stopped just prior to our start and the sun even peeked out at intervals. It was, however, cold, cold, cold.
Every year we bring a small speaker so that we (ok… just me) can sing along to Christmas carols while ringing the bells, and this year we added stomping our feet to keep our toes from freezing! We weathered the storm, and fortunately, our bright red “Rudolph” noses didn’t scare off the many people who dropped money in the Red Kettle.
It is always good to witness the generosity of people, especially when they are freezing and hustling to get into or out of the store. And true to form, we were treated to a story from someone who had called upon the Salvation Army in her time of need, and she was more than happy to make a donation.
We are so grateful to all of our friends who made a special trip to donate this year, and to those who had great intentions to come, but were deterred by the snowy streets and frosty weather, we sincerely hope that you can make a donation to another Red Kettle.
To my portrait clients, past and present, thank you for your business and referrals. And to all who are reading this blog, I wish you a most blessed Christmas, and a healthy and prosperous New Year!