Whew! I don’t know about you but before I knew it, Christmas had come and gone! All the hustle and bustle, shopping, baking, planning meals and get-togethers, and wrapping presents at midnight (so the kiddos don’t catch you) can zap the joy and celebration right out of the holiday. This year I had made a conscious effort to wake up each morning and focus on the real meaning of Christmas and have to admit that I was successful only 50% of the time. How quickly “life” got in the way and my focus strayed from the birth of Christ. But the reassuring news is that Christmas has NOT come and gone! Now that the busyness of the season is winding down, we aren’t as easily distracted and can focus more intimately on the one true Gift...the one gift that will never be the wrong size, we won’t out grow and will never need to be returned.
This is also a wonderful time to reflect upon the past year. We have had a year filled with ribbon cutting, anniversaries, new businesses joining our community, and many other celebrations. And how we love celebrating these things with you! We consider it a privilege and are blessed that we can play a part in your events.
We have many great things planned for the new year and look forward to partnering in them with you. Wishing you all a blessed New Year!
Barb Den Herder is the Executive Director of the Sioux Center Chamber, an inexperienced blog writer, and an advocate for over 250 chamber businesses.