The team at the Langley Advance Times invites readers to share another positive message with the public this holiday season.
What started as a “Hope for…” initiative in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic has grown into a more frequent program aimed at sharing uplifting words with on and other periodically, explained publisher Lisa Farquharson.
A similar initiative was rolled out for Canada Day, B.C. Day, Remembrance Day, and now for Christmas.
It takes the concept of love and support introduced through the hearts in the window campaign and the 7 p.m. nightly frontline pot banging last spring, and it takes it a step further, Farquharson said.
“We can’t be together physically, but you are in our hearts,” she added.
While including the poster in Thursday’s paper allows the Advance Times team to share a “Happy Holidays” message with its readers, Farquharson was grateful for the opportunity to also give readers a way to safely share the same sentiment with others around them.
The initiative is once again intended to foster a further show of support for our fellow Langleyites, and it’s working, she said. Farquharson has seen these posters hung in a number of home windows around the community, as well as in cars and offices.
“It’s really uplifting for me to see. It actually brings a smile to my face,” she said. “We’re in this together, and I hope this helps remind people of that.”
Hang your poster (decorated or not) and send us a picture of you with it. We’ll post some in the newspaper and all of them online, Farquharson explained.
A few local residents have lead the charge, including six-year-old Mason Soroka.
Kids were encouraged to colour the images and make it even more “spectacular,” and that’s what Langley City’s young Mason did.
Similarly, Shirley and Lloyd Sawatsky also shared their wishes.
There’s still time to share your poster and holiday greetings with others.
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