Missy Athmer -Director of Marketing:
Of course I am talking about How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Even as an adult, I still love all the rhymes and the neat illustrations inside the famous Dr. Suess book. And every year, I faithfully watch the television program. In my mind it’s one of the best Christmas stories EVER … of how an old, mean, loveless heart is changed through the persistent love of one little girl, Cindy Lou Who.

When I watch the movie, I am reminded of a spiritual lesson… that through this beautiful innocent child who was desperately searching for the reason of Christmas, Cindy Lou knew there was more than gifts and ‘stuff’. In her search, she found compassion and love—a discovery that would change Whoville.

Cindy Lou stood by her beliefs and chose to love the Grinch. She did not judge him. In her heart she had an enormous amount of empathy, understanding and patience. So, if you are dealing with a Grinch this holiday season, remember to love them, because if their heart is full of unwashed socks, and have a soul full of gunk…it’s going to take a lot of determination and love to get through the stink, stank, stunk.

Welcome Christmas. Bring your cheer, Cheer to all Whos, far and near.

Christmas Day is in our grasp So long as we have hands to clasp.

Christmas Day will always be Just as long as we have we.

Welcome Christmas while we stand Heart to heart and hand in hand.