I was reading about snowmen to two little girls in pink when they turned to our window decorations down at Market Square and asked if this was the snowman I meant? Our windows have a real feel of the season.
One of our members was watching the children listening. Then she smiled at us. “Oh, SO Christmassy!” she said happily. We hadn’t meant to be picturesque but you just can’t help it in our old nineteenth century building with the tall casement windows looking out at the rink. Of course, some days are less Christmassy than others, depending on the weather. But leading up to Christmas day, the rink is now filled with skaters of all sorts who can’t help but look at our cheery decorations as they pass back and forth in front of our Market Street Branch.
As usual, the jingle bell walk and the lighting of the City tree takes place right outside our doors.
Inside the table is nicely set with Christmas napkins decorated with snowmen, Christmas trees and in the case of children, Santa Claus and toys. Not to mention the beloved hot cider & cookies available. Skaters are particularly appreciative of this when they come in all rosy cheeked and frozen. Many of our members still bike in these snowy days and have the same happy reaction to the hot drink. Christmas is always better shared in community. Our collection jars for the less fortunate are filling up as are the presents brought to put under the trees of those whose names have been given us.
We can’t help but enjoy the season and feel the warmth of the season in all our branches. I know I do wearing my Christmas Tree earrings, down at Market Square.