Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Wish List


I don’t know why I was surprised, but I was. A little. What with all the amazing things the Howard County Library System does in our community, why should it surprise me that they have an “in” with the big man in red?

Come into any library branch to write – or drop off – your letter to Santa. Mail it by Thursday, December 23 at 12 pm so we can make sure Santa gets it in time!

Years ago (Back when Columbia Patch was new and we were all excited about it) I wrote a Letter to Santa with a Columbia/HoCo focus. Wow. 2011 seems like a million years ago, doesn’t it? When I saw that I could mail my letter to Santa at my local library branch, thoughts of that old letter came back to me. I wonder how it would be different if I wrote it today.

I still haven’t had that tour of Elkridge…

My Buy Nothing community has a holiday tradition where everyone is invited to make a Big Ask and a Small Ask to see if anyone else in the group can fulfill them. No request is too big or too small. It’s kind of amazing to see so many wishes get fulfilled. It reminds me of a story told by the development director at a former school who was out walking in the city and was approached with this request:

Got any small change?

When she said no, and kept on walking, he called after her:

How about some major funding?

Small change. Major funding. Hmm…

What’s your Big Ask and Small Ask for Columbia/HoCo? Where do you want to see a small change? Where do you think we need major funding? I’d love to know your thoughts.

Or you could always write them up in a letter to Santa. Don’t forget to mail it by Thursday, December 23rd at 12 pm at your local Howard County Library branch.


Speaking of major funding, the groundbreaking for the new East Columbia 50-plus Center will be this Thursday, December 16th at 11 am. If you are planning to attend, you can also drop off your letter to Santa at the same time. 

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