The Chicago District invited members to celebrate the holidays by sharing their favorite holiday memory with the group. Due to the pandemic, the annual in-person Christmas parties for both the Senior and Junior Branch members were cancelled, and this new sharing allowed members to continue to celebrate with their fraternal family.
Submissions were posted on the Chicago District Facebook page, and included photos, written memories, original creations, and Christmas pictures colored by our Junior and Senior members. Close to 100 creations were sent through either email or paper mail to be shared with the group. Daily Facebook posts were made beginning in November, with multiple posts in a day in the last two weeks leading up to Christmas. Members enjoyed checking the Facebook site to see the new additions.
Each individual who submitted was eligible to be entered into a contest. Twelve random winners were drawn on Christmas Eve, and each received a $50 Amazon gift card as their prize.
This new way of celebrating the holidays for the Chicago District was a great way to stay connected and honor some of our traditions in a new exciting way.