We are now in the darkest time of year when we have the least amount of daylight hours due to the low elevation of the sun in our sky. On the winter solstice, the day with the least amount of sunlight, thus the longest night of the year, the winter season will officially begin.
The festivals, ceremonies, and celebrations that took place in ancient times centered around light and that tradition is one that will probably never go away by the amount of decorating businesses and homeowners do with lights taking center stage. Many towns and cities make an event of lighting the tree and who hasn’t gazed at a beautiful twinkling light display with some awe and wonder?
Last year we had over 21,000 lights decorating our headquarters and we’ve added approximately 4,000 more this year. We’ve also listed our headquarters in two community decorating contests – the Holiday Window Decorating Contest sponsored by the New Milford Mayor’s Office, and the New Milford Park & Recreation’s Holiday Lights Decorating Contest – so swing by and take a look if you’re in the area!
Regardless of the holiday you celebrate and the traditions important to you and yours, our entire staff send our sincere wishes that your holiday season is truly wonderful, meaningful, and brings you much joy!
“The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” -Terri Marshall
In the song “Deck the Halls”, what does the line “Troll the ancient Yuletide carol” mean?
Tricking Others to Sing with You? Sing In a Happy Way? Decipher the Songs Lyrics? Walk / Stroll While Singing?
Last issue: Native American Heritage Month evolved from a week-long celebration when Ronald Reagan proclaimed the week of Nov. 23-30, 1986 as “American Indian Week”.
28.6% of respondents answered correctly with most choosing Gerald Fold in 1974.
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