Publisher's Note: Happiest of Holidays

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid December 19, 2022

Welcome, Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah/Happy Kwanza

I haven't written anything in quite a while. Maybe you wonder why? 

Well, I've been writing my newsletter, articles, advertising, events and all. I have also been busy homeschooling my daughter, helping my parents, and my Uncle. 

For those of you who have helped a family member or friend in deteriorating health with dementia, you know it's a full time job. My family went over and decorated my uncle's house for Christmas. We brought out the old ornaments, some from the 40's some from the 2000's, all were fun to put up! We set out the giant Nutcracker, the fiber optic angel, the garland, and the fake gifts for under the tree. Does anyone else do this? Wrap empty boxes and place them under the tree?  

We put up our Christmas decorations too! Our Elves are having a blast! They have been hiding in creative places, hanging in strange poses, and ziplining through our living room! 

We have 11 elves. Yes 11. Why you ask? We adopt elves! When we find elves at thrift stores, garage sales, and other places where they are abandoned. How do the elves get their magic back? It's a bit of a process. 

Our elves take the new elf to the north pole and Santa works some magic. The new elf goes through elf school in order to learn what they need to be the best elf possible. They get sprinkled with special magic from Santa. Then they join the family. I guess it's not too complicated LOL!

What's coming next? Our Preschool - 12, Summer Camp & Kid's activities fair January 28th 10-1pm at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins. If you are looking for a school please come visit! We will have schools, summer camps, and local community resources available to talk to. If you are a School Preschool - 12, a summer camp, or other activity (extra curricular activities like music, sports, health care, etc) you are invited to have a booth at out event.

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We wish everyone celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas etc a wonderful holiday. This is a wonderful time of year and a busy one too. 

If you have other things you want to see Mac Kid do drop me an email. 

If you want to partner with Mac Kid I'd love to hear from you.

Remember with any event, If the weather looks questionable, - Always check in with the event itself to be sure the event is still on! You can email me as well. ESPECIALLY IN SPRING AND FALL.  If you have a question about their policies please contact them directly. COVID Guidelines change regularly, so be sure to make sure that an event is still compliant and not canceled.  We will update events regularly however we can't catch everything. 

Stay safe, Stay healthy, Love, Live and Be Fierce, 

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Loveland Macaroni KID

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