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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


FGC Prepares for the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching and although it is hard to believe, the Christmas Holiday Season is right around the corner.  One of the things that some FGC members enjoy doing over the holidays is decorating the door to their units. This practice has been ongoing for several years.  For about three consecutive years, FGC held a “best decorated door” contest and awarded first, second and third cash prizes to the winners. The door decorating contest is no longer held, but many members continue to decorate their door each year.

Speaking of Christmastime – About 2 or 3 years ago, someone stole Continue reading FGC Prepares for the Holiday Season