what christmas truly means

group photo of people in red sweatshirts among a pile of toys in a warehouse

We caught up with elves hard at work in Santa’s shop and asked what this time of year means to them. Pictured back to front, left to right: 

Ted: Helping underprivileged families enjoy Christmas. Community is very important to me

Steph: Finding happiness and joy through the younger generation

John: A time for family and a time for giving back

Jim: Spending time with family

Donna: Witnessing the true enchantment and excitement enjoyed by children

Alison: Taking time to reflect on what is truly important

Mike: Sharing love and helping all my neighbours

Hank: Spending time with family

Paul: Smiles. Making people happy

Val: Joy for all

Dianne: Celebrating with family, sharing memories and seeing the excitement experienced by kids

Cindy: Compassion and gratitude

Absent from the photo: 

Bronno: Christmas is about the children

Barry: I love making others happy at Christmas

Rychard: Sharing the spirit of Christmas with friends, family and neighbours

– Barrie & District Christmas Cheer, community, compassion, spreading joy to others at Christmas >> learn more