Chippewa Valley's Hidden Treasures
Hometown Caroling Campaign
By Amanda Schmidt
Most families have special holiday activities and traditions - Elf on the Shelf, trimming evergreen trees,
ugly sweaters, Christmas cookies, wrapping stuff, unwrapping stuff, eating, a lot of eating.
But there is a unique holiday tradition of olde that has somehow disappeared from
the Christmas celebrations... CAROLING!
Many favorite holiday movies, (Elf, Jingle All the Way, and A Christmas Story are my personal
favorites!) feature memorable Christmas caroling experiences - you may remember the
scenes I'm talking about! Buddy the Elf said it best,
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!"
As a six-year veteran of Hometown Caroling, I can tell you there is something uniquely magical
about the night! Wassailing among the snow, spreading Christmas cheer, and seeing the
surprise and excitement of those caroled to is an incredible experience.
And who doesn't love singing about reindeer games, Frosty and his button nose,
and falalala-ing!? I know I do!
If you are looking for a new Christmas tradition or even if you just want to have some holiday fun
and spread cheer - Hidden Treasures invites you to take part in Hometown Caroling!
We are asking you to bundle up, bring a candle, lantern or flashlight,
(you can even bring some jingle bells!) venture out into your neighborhood...
and spread the Christmas cheer!
It Is That EASY!
Just call, text, or tweet your friends, relatives, co-workers, or even gym buddies NOW
and tell 'em you want to meet and plan your Hometown Caroling event!
In years past we have had a designated "Hometown Caroling night" - but we have had such
an impressive turn out that we are opening it up to whatever day works for you!
Hidden Treasures has even developed a Hometown Caroling
Starter Kit that is available for the asking!
Take a few pictures of your caroling group and send them to us!
You may be featured in next years Welcome to Winter issue! We hope that Christmas 2015
will find carolers and carolees in all the towns and villages around the Chippewa Valley!
Hometown Caroling In Wisconsin
Hometown Caroling will not be formally organized this year
because I am recovering from surgery.
You are welcome to venture out with your own group
(or contact previous leaders listed below)
and keep the tradition going.
Mel at 715-279-0553
Dawn at 715-829-7038
Carol at 715-286-5013
Lori at 715-835-0611
Landmark Christian Church
Anita at 715-271-6098
For more information or to get your Starter Kit, contact Lori at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-835-0611.