It’s truly shocking that Christmas is less than a month away. There are festive decoratins in all the shops and malls around town. Several places I visited over the weekend were already playing Christmas carols. I guess it’s just that time of year. The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year. People generally seem happier (probably because soon enough everyone’s going to be getting a much needed break over the holidays) and in a celebratory mood.
So I was pretty excited to hear that Edo Japan is doing something extra special this year. To celebrate the holiday season, they’re going to be sending around Edo Elves to help spread the holiday cheer with their good deeds from Nov 28 – Dec 21. The Edo Elves can be seen sporadically throughout the city performing good deeds to make the holiday season easier and a little less stressful.
Edo Japan is also helping the Calgary Food Bank to provide food and resources to those in need. Together, both organizations are working to reduce hunger in communities in which they serve and make the holiday season simply better. For every $25 gift card sold, Edo Japan will donate $5 to a local food bank, in hopes of raising more than $15,000.
To learn more about how the Edo Elves are planning on spreading some holiday cheer please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4RhYvVBtD8.
Find out where the Elves will be and who they will be surprising follow them on Twitter at @edo_japan and #EdoElf and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/edojapan.
To kickstart the event, I have a $25 Edo Japan gift card to giveaway. Please tweet me or respond to this blog for a chance to win!
Good luck and hope you’re out there spreading holiday cheer as well!