By Jean Kintisch, Pine Hill Events
Do you or someone you know think holiday parties are just too much? They involve too many gifts, too much fuss, too many outfits, too much food, and too much time. I can’t completely disagree. However, I think it is easy to miss the bigger picture.
At the simplest level, events bring people together to celebrate. In troubled times, isn’t it nice to gather with family, co-workers and friends to celebrate something happy? In our busy lives, isn’t it nice to take time out to spend time visiting with others, meeting new people, and making memories? In our digital age, isn’t it refreshing to be live and in-person with other live and in-person people?
So while planning what to wear, how to deal with the weather, what to bring, and where to park might be a hassle – there is no better way to show that you care than by taking the time and making the effort. In this holiday season, it’s not always about the gifts. The greatest gift is time spent together.
That is why I love planning events. For those who make the effort to plan them, and to attend them, it is well worth it in the end. At holidays and throughout the year – from backyard barbeques to black tie galas – at events connections are made, relationships are forged, and bonds are strengthened. Whether the events are happy or sad, business or pleasure, fund-raising or friend-raising, events bring people together. There is NO substitute for spending time with others. Cheers and Happy Holidays!
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