Why This Town is Putting Up Christmas Lights.

I almost put my Chirstmas tree up the other day. I know. That sounds like a crazy thing to do at the end of March, but I love Christmas time and thought it would bring a little unexpected joy to our week. Then my sister shared a fun idea with me. Back in Ohio, where I am from, folks are putting up Christmas lights as a way to brighten this sobering situation we are all in and instill a feeling of connectedness. I love this idea. It reminds you that even when you aren’t seeing your neighbors, they are inside! (You can check out the article here)

The director of the community-centered nonprofit who started the idea ecxplained, “Light the Night represents a simple way for community members to demonstrate that we are in this together. Now’s a great time for us to put these porches to good use to offer fellow community members a sign of hope during challenging times.”

So, if you’re so inclined, get outside today and hang up some lights! Or maybe even put up your Christmas tree!

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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