Every year during the Christmas season a parade of Snow People take up temporary residence along Main Street of our little town. This year, a sweet vintage girl graces my driveway and I have affectionately named here Vivienne.
In my vivid imagination, she assumes a personality and enjoys many exciting adventures while I’m away from home. Much like the ever-so-popular Elf on the Shelf.
Except Vivienne is not creepy.
And you can touch her. (In fact, she rather likes it).
And she has good taste in clothing.
During a recent walk around town, I playfully began naming her neighborhood friends. I realized that many of them reminded me of new friends who have also, coincidentally, come into my life in the past few years.
I’d love for you to meet them.
This little cutie is carrying a sign that says: “A good book is worth melting for.” She reminds me of my friend Julie Zamostny, who not only works for the Western Maryland Library System but is one of the most well-read and interesting seekers of knowledge that I know. The Town volunteers happened to place her by the entrance to the school. How appropriate!
This fellow is obviously a Penn State Fan. In the past year I had the good fortune to meet Kelly Frager, a fellow speaker and subject matter expert. We shared the stage in October and will be working on a project together this February. She is a die-hard Penn State fan and so this snowman reminds me of her. 🙂
My friend and Chef Christine Van Bloem comes to mind when I see this Baker Snowman. Christine puts on a crazy-fun cooking class and has not only taught and entertained my “Must Love Shoes” friends but has taught some of my clients a thing or two about teambuilding. And I know for a fact that she bakes a pretty yummy cookie!
Check back tomorrow and I’ll introduce you to a few more of our friends. In the meantime, if you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop by and have your picture taken with my girl Vivienne and post it on my wall. Some of my friends have already been doing that.
It’s better than a calling card, don’t you think?
Feeling the Christmas Spirit,