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'Tis the Season!

December can be such a busy and stressful month for everyone with the holidays (Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Solstice, New Year’s Eve, etc.), the decorating, shopping, wrapping, crafting, baking, cooking, hosting parties, and gatherings of neighbors, co-workers, and friends.

STOP - take a step back, and a deep breath.  Are you forgetting something? 

Have you lost sight of what’s important?  FAMILY!

No matter what holiday you celebrate or activities you partake, we should all remember that one of the most important things we can do is spend quality time with family (whatever that may mean for you).

Here are a dozen different activities to do at low or no cost with your family:

Hopefully at the end of the month, these are the fun things you’ll remember, not the stress, lack of sleep or the rushing around.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” Michael J. Fox

“Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.”  Anonymous

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Monthly Messages are brought to you by the Tompkins County Youth Services Department, a proud partner of The Community Coalition for Healthy Youth.  

If you have further questions or comments about this message or would like information on how to become involved with the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth, please email ahendrix@tompkins-co.org

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