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Letter from the Editor | Winter 2020

Letter from the Editor:

Did you notice that as soon as the calendar flipped to November, holiday decorations started popping up around the borough? Twinkling Christmas trees were peeking through curtains, festive inflatables waved merrily from front lawns, and wreaths were tacked to doors and windows.

We’re not sure if the stockings were hung by the chimneys with care, but we have our suspicions.

Of course, if we’re being honest, we can’t really blame these early revelers for their overzealous holiday cheer.

Yes, this happens to some degree every year. It just seems this year, decking the halls came on stronger and faster than ever before. But with how hard 2020 has been, who doesn’t need those tidings of comfort and joy?

We’re hoping to bring a bit of that merriment to you in our winter issue, too.

Our Collingswood Gift Guide is back, with some sweet (pun intended) and unique ideas for everyone on your gift-giving list. And if giving mom or dad a day off from cooking is at the top of their wish list, you need to check out the catering and family meals featured in Borough Bites.

Do you embibe during the holidays? Can you imagine there was a time you weren’t permitted so much as a sip of eggnog in Collingswood? Take a look at our local history story to learn more.

And speaking of delicious drinks, why not start a new tradition and try out 08108 Publisher Arlene Reyes’ Coquito cocktail? Find the recipe in From Our Family to Yours, where Sales Manager Brittany Rought and I also share some fun and festive holiday recipes and crafts.

Enjoy this issue, and enjoy the holiday season! And if you decide to leave your decorations up a bit farther into January than is socially acceptable, your secret’s safe with us.

Kristen Dowd

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