'Tis the Season

While Texas tends to be an exception to the magnificent fall and winter weather trends, the good news is, you can find Starbucks seasonal cups on your way to work, grandma will still bake the turkey, stuffing and apple pie, and delicious Dreyer’s peppermint ice cream will be available in the nearest grocery store.

We all have those certain holiday traditions we love to savor, after all: it is a magical time of year. Yet, it seems retailers are pushing the holiday season on us earlier with each passing year; you can find Christmas décor in stores before you have even had an inkling about what creature you should be on Halloween!

The pressure is on for hosting extravagant parties as well as finding the perfect gift for that special someone (Elf reference, anyone?). With all the craziness it is easy to lose sight of one of the most important parts of the season: giving to those in need.

An American holiday tradition since 1891, the Salvation Army Red Kettles have helped raise money for those in need of a little extra holiday cheer. Started by Captain Joseph McFee, today’s Red Kettles serve more than 4 ½ million people during the holidays; it’s even gone international!

This holiday season, Vivanti is choosing to give in a bold way: the Angel Tree campaign, another wonderful Salvation Army giving tradition. Mockingbird Station has gift lists for angels from around the DFW area and we selected a young lady with a wish for a karaoke machine! We can’t wait to grant this singing diva her holiday wish.