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Elley Arden | Do You See What I See? Elley’s #sightsandsounds of the Holiday Charity Event
Author Guest / December 23, 2014

The holiday season is in full swing and I love this time of year, where the focus is on sharing love and laughter with friends and family, as well as giving back and spreading joy to the community. After all, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are not about what you can “get,” but what you can give in celebration of life’s blessings. Unfortunately, it’s easy to get off track. Our days are chaotic and often stressful. The weather turns colder and drearier in many parts of the world. The news is depressing and deafening. A couple weeks ago, I felt myself slipping into old patterns and—dare I say it—dreading the holidays, which wasn’t okay with me. So after brainstorming with my PR team, we came up with an event that I hope will carry the happiness and hopefulness of the holiday season straight into 2015. I’m calling it #sightsandsounds of the holiday, and it involves me posting a daily picture to my Facebook, Tsu, and Twitter accounts through New Year’s Day. The pictures feature holiday-related things I’ve seen while out and about (running errands, picking up kids, shopping, etc.) or at home while spending time with my family. If I can…