It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Festivus…

The holidays, the traditions, the carbs…as 2012 nears its end, I look at my iCalendar and realize I am over-scheduled, over-whelmed, and over-indulged.  However, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

As much as I try to fight it, the Holiday Season has reared its festive head upon us – Elf on the Shelf in tow. That being said, I have been secretly listening to Holiday music in my car since early November; it’s only socially acceptable post-Thanksgiving. You do the math…

As a born and bred Floridian, the Holidays in Ohio are a relatively new experience for me. I am accustomed to seeing Holiday lights strewn upon palm trees, not building a snowman in my front yard (read: I am 25 and have never actually made a snowman), and getting really excited when the weather dips below 70 degrees, score! This year, it’s a whole new ballpark: I am hosting the annual Feats of Strength, carving the proverbial Holiday Ham, and come heck or high water, I will be building a snowman! You hear that Al Roker, bring me snow to my neck of the woods…

In the grand scheme of things, complaining about a lack of snow is trivial when there are individuals in my own community who don’t have a roof over their head or enough food to fill their stomachs. This Holiday Season, I encourage you to give back, like Red Roof Gives Back. I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone, and help a person in need. A warm meal and smile go a long way, you’d be surprised.

And as a special treat, Red Roof will give back to you! To help lighten the load of your holiday shopping this season, Red Roof will be announcing the winners of our Holiday Shopping Contest via our Facebook page. Five lucky fans will be chosen to win a $100 Gift Card to Amazon.com – and as an added bonus, we are opening the entry for the final Season of Giving wrap-up, a $500 Gift Card to Amazon.com! Make sure to “like” Red Roof on Facebook today for your chance to win!

Natalie

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