You’re probably getting a lot of emails reminding you that there’s still time to buy stuff in time for Christmas. Some even offer free overnight shipping in case you’ve left things to the last minute. In spite of the marketing blitz, I don’t think there’s the same buzz to the holidays as there once was. Maybe it’s because everything is online nowadays. You never seem to hear news stories about crowds lining up for the year’s hottest toy. The stores that sold them are mostly gone. Christmas movies are on Netflix now not in the theater where you’d sit jostling for elbow room, often with people you’d never met and were likely to never see again. Good or bad, those days are probably gone forever but it’s not too late to recapture some of that community spirit by getting outside and enjoying the holidays together. Those of us at the CHR Philadelphia office are lucky enough to be able to take a lunchtime or after-work stroll through the Christmas Village across the street at Love Park or see the holiday lights and go skating at City Hall. It’s fun and it builds community spirit.
I want to wish my friends, colleagues, and everyone in the County House Research family all the best for the holidays. As always, I am grateful for our clients and thankful for the hard work and dedication of my CHR teammates. May the holidays and the New Year bring us peace, prosperity, and good health.