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The Spirit of Christmas

christmas-2016aThere is something magical about the Christmas Season. It’s evident everywhere, even in a small co-op community like Florian Gardens.

Overall our members are pleasant throughout the year. And although the Christmas season awakens a spirit that makes us even more sociable and temporarily suppresses the stress of everyday living, it nevertheless fuels the friendly rivalry of our annual door decorating competition.

Some members attach colorful door foil to their unit door and then embellish it with a wreath, ribbons and bows, or other things festive. For a few years, our co-op held a contest, giving first, second and third place prizes to the residents with the best-decorated door. And although the contest was short-lived, the door decorating didn’t stop.

Each year, the unofficial decorating committee continues to decorate the lobby and the Continue reading The Spirit of Christmas