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South Williamsport, PA
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Christmastime is Here…

Alright y’all. December is here, so I am officially on board for the Christmas season! I’ve started making my lists, and I even bought one present already! And it wasn’t even for me! It’s time for tree shopping, and ornament finding and I’m always on the hunt for vintage reindeer that border somewhere between adorable

Alright y’all. December is here, so I am officially on board for the Christmas season! I’ve started making my lists, and I even bought one present already! And it wasn’t even for me! It’s time for tree shopping, and ornament finding and I’m always on the hunt for vintage reindeer that border somewhere between adorable and creepy!
Blaise Alexander Christmas Coloring Contest!

It’s not Christmas with our coloring contest! We have entries coming in left and right, and our elves are hard at work. If you haven’t heard, I brought in elves, straight from the North Pole to help me out. They are helping judge the entries, along with keeping them sorted by age group and compiling the list of names to be published the week of Christmas!

I thought last year’s elves were a handful, but dang, this year’s group is something else! Tiramisu, Marzipan, and Chestnut have been causing quite the ruckus around here. Lucky for them they are getting their work done too. I’ve figured out that as long as I keep them supplied with hot chocolate and Oreos, they are pretty much ready to rock. They could do with a little less downtime though; we’ve had to pull them out of the ductwork more than once and don’t get me started on the mess they made with the popcorn tins we have in the office! So PLEASE! Send us your coloring entries, so they have more work to do!

There is still plenty of time to get your entries for the Coloring Contest in! We have LOTS of great prizes from Flyworld, English Model Railroad, Elery Nau, Hooplas, Treasure Castle Playland, Harder Sporting Goods, Digiplex, Dairy Queen, Gustonian Gifts and Faxon Bowling! If you need another copy of the contest, check out our Facebook page. It is pinned to the top of the page so you can download and print it out if you need to! You can drop them off in the office or mail them to:

Blaise Alexander Christmas Coloring Contest
c/o Webb Weekly
280 Kane St., S. Williamsport, PA 17702

Every year around this time I share a Facebook post that I stumbled upon a couple of years ago that says, “Just a reminder to all the parents out there to be modest with your gifts from ‘Santa.’ Not all parents have a ton of cash to spend on making their kids’ Christmas special, so it doesn’t make sense to have Santa give your kid a Nintendo Switch, a bike, and an iPhone, while his best friend at school gets a new hat and mittens from Santa. Give them something small from Santa and make the more expensive presents from you. You can explain the value of money to kids, but you can’t explain Santa’s discrimination to a heartbroken kid.”

I don’t have kids, but I think this is a really important thing to share and the parents on my friends’ list have been 100% supportive of the idea. There have been several over the years that were already doing this and several others who said that they were going to start.

Listen, if you are willing and able to give your child an iPhone, a Millennium Falcon Lego Set, and a bottle of ’59 Dom to save for their 21st, by all means, do so! However, make sure they understand those gifts are from you. Let Santa bring new PJs or books. Don’t let some other child think that Santa loves them less, or worse yet, that they were somehow ‘bad’ and less deserving than little Joey up the street. Being a kid in today’s world is hard enough without adding to it.

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