Mason Soroka, six, hung his Happy Holidays poster on the front door of his Langley City home. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Mason Soroka, six, hung his Happy Holidays poster on the front door of his Langley City home. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Posters spread a little extra love in Langley this Christmas

Let’s show the world that Langley is a united community filled with love and hope this holiday season

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.

RELATED – LANGLEY PLEASE SHARE: Hope for…

“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.

.

________________________________

Is there more to this story?

Email: news@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

ChristmasHolidaysLangley

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Lloyd and Shirley Sawatsky were the first to share “heartfelt wishes one and all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in 2021” with their poster. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Lloyd and Shirley Sawatsky were the first to share “heartfelt wishes one and all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in 2021” with their poster. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

And thanks to six-year-old Carmen Roper of Langley City for sharing her poster. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

And thanks to six-year-old Carmen Roper of Langley City for sharing her poster. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Just Posted

Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
LETTER: Constituent does not consider MP’s ‘unclean’ use a slur

Local letter writer said the biblical quote was not an insult to gay MP

A Worksafe BC temporary closure order posted on the front entrance of the Langley Canadian Tire on Thursday, April 29. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
First Langley business in several days hit by COVID-19 closure order

A plumbing company is the latest to have to shut down temporarily

Acting RCMP Supt. Bhatti told council property crime in Langley City took a “significant” drop in the first three months of the year, but the number of mail theft incidents more than doubled (City of Langley video feed)
VIDEO: Property crime drops in Langley City: report

Reduction called ‘significant’ by acting officer in charge of Langley RCMP detachment

Matt Trulsen of Maple Ridge went on from the PJHL to excel in junior college hockey in the U.S. (Dakota College at Bottineau/Special to The News)
B.C. goaltender excels in U.S. junior college

Matt Trulsen, brother of the late Noah, calls community support ‘amazing’

Jose Marchand prepares Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination doses at a mobile clinic for members of First Nations and their partners, in Montreal, Friday, April 30, 2021. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they’re offered. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Trudeau says he is glad he got AstraZeneca, vaccines are only way out of pandemic

‘The most important thing is to get vaccinated with the first vaccine offered to you’

B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dip in COVID-19 cases with 572 newly announced in B.C.

No new deaths have been reported but hospitalized patients are up to 481, with 161 being treated in intensive care

Ripy Jubbal of Abbotsford has received a 30-month jail sentence for the fraudulent use of credit cards and credit card data. (Facebook photo)
Abbotsford woman sentenced for $80K in fraudulent credit card purchases

Ripy Jubbal and spouse used identities of 19 different victims, court hears

Solar panels on a parking garage at the University of B.C. will be used to separate water into oxygen and hydrogen, the latter captured to supply a vehicle filling station. (UBC video)
UBC parkade project to use solar energy for hydrogen vehicles

Demonstration project gets $5.6M in low-carbon fuel credits

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. ‘should be able to’ offer 1st dose of COVID vaccine to kids 12+ by end of June: Henry

Health Canada authorized the vaccine for younger teens this morning

A woman in the Harrison Mills area was attacked by a cougar on Tuesday, May 4. B.C. Conservation Officers killed two male cougars in the area; the attack was determined to be predatory in nature. (File photo)
2 cougars killed following attack on woman in Agassiz area

Attack victim remains in hospital in stable condition

A woman wears a face mask and shield to curb the spread of COVID-19 while walking in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. CDC updates info, acknowledging small respiratory droplets can spread COVID-19

Large droplets, not aerosols had been fixture of public health messaging for many months

Most Read