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Traditions for a Merry Dirty Holiday

The most memorable moments this holiday will most likely NOT be the gifts that are opened in a flurry of wrapping paper Christmas morning but rather time spent with your family and friends. Here are some fun ways to get out and get dirty this holiday season, and best of all they are easy on the wallet!

If you find yourself in need of some adventure and fresh air, then consider a visit to a tree farm to pick out the perfect family Christmas tree. Each year we drive to Martinbird Tree Farm in Tuttle, Oklahoma.  We hike through acres of trees until we find “The One” and then sip on the complimentary hot cocoa afterward.

Maybe sweet treats are calling your name. Grab a friend and make a mess in the kitchen! Baking cookies for your neighbors, co-workers, or delivery drivers is a great way to spread some holiday cheer.  And for your furry friends, baking and gifting homemade dog treats is a great alternative to the store bought kind.

If your holiday spirit is waning, there is nothing like twinkle lights to put a smile on your face. Walking through festive light displays on a chilly evening is magical, romantic, and fun! Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City, Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights in Bartlesville, and the Chickasha Festival of Light are a few of our local favorites.

And perhaps the biggest gift you can give is your time. If you find yourself with days off from work or school consider signing up for a shift at your local homeless shelter or food bank. This is a great way to connect with your community and appreciate what you have. You could volunteer to serve during the Christmas Banquet at the City Rescue Mission, anonymously adopt an “angel” from the Salvation Army Angel Tree, or organize your own toy drive.

We hope these inspire you to get out and get dirty this holiday season!


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