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Winter Greetings

Warm wintery greetings from our Southern Appalachian valley. This January we are savoring our Winter Solstice and New Year celebrations, while looking forward to Village Hearts Day.

Village Hearts Day is our community response to Valentine’s Day. Village Hearts Day is a time when we can really appreciate each other and hear how other people appreciate us. This connection is even more important this year when some of our members need to be physically isolated.

This year we are pasting a card on a large envelope for each person. The artwork is from our beloved ancestor, Kimchi Rylander. People can write on the cardvelopes or create messages to put in the cardvelopes. In February, we’ll have a drop-in session with punch and cookies for folks to receive and enjoy the contents of their cardvelopes. The Village Hearts Faeries will distribute the cardvelopes to villagers who are physically isolated.

We hope this description gives you ideas for connecting with your community this winter.


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