Not a seat was empty at the 2018 Silver Creek Elementary School Christmas concert: Pictured are Mrs. Claus (Navajo Martin-Kurucz) and Santa (Mason Thibeault). Barry Stewart/Hope Standard

Not a seat was empty at the 2018 Silver Creek Elementary School Christmas concert: Pictured are Mrs. Claus (Navajo Martin-Kurucz) and Santa (Mason Thibeault). Barry Stewart/Hope Standard

Let us know what you are up to during these holidays like no other

Call for submissions of community Christmas memories, holiday messages, photos

In a year like no other, we know our community is finding unique ways to mark the holidays even if this means forgoing traditions such as neighbourhood gatherings, sleigh rides and meeting Santa at the library.

And in this year like no other, we would like to hear from you. How are you marking the holidays and what holiday traditions are you reminiscing about that have been put on hold, for now?

We’d love to receive your submissions of the following:

Community holiday memories: What are the community holidays events, traditions and moments you are missing most this year?

Perhaps it’s a walk along the river with friends and a thermos full of eggnog, heading to a Christmas play at your local school, riding around Silver Creek on a fire truck with sirens blaring or bringing your littles to the library to meet Santa and write letters destined for the North Pole.

Send us a note, a letter, story or poem, we look forward to reading and publishing your words (barring any space constraints).

Holiday messages: Are there friends, neighbours, loved ones (near and far) and community members who you would like to wish a Merry Christmas to and are unable to meet in person or give a hug to? Send us your holiday greetings and we look forward to publishing them, online and selected submissions in the paper.

Marking the 2020 holidays (PHOTOS): How are you marking the holidays this year even as a pandemic continues to radically alter our lives and those of our loved ones?

Are you carrying on traditions in your home like baking and decorating inside or out? How are you connecting with your loved ones this holiday, is it a Zoom-date or an old fashioned letter? Are you doing anything new and unique to adjust to the reality we are in?

Send us a photo of you, your family, your pets or your set-up in this year like no other. We look forward to receiving and publishing your photos online and in print (barring any space constraints).

Submissions can be dropped through our mail slot (540 Wallace St.) or mailed to us (Box 1090 – 540 Wallace Street. Hope, B.C. V0X 1L0). You can also email news@hopestandard.com or send us a message on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you by Dec. 15 at the latest.

Wishing you a happy holidays from us at the at the Hope Standard.

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