~shared by J. Ranner
Cookies and cocoa. The infamous “Elf of a Shelf.” Fabulous interior and exterior lighting. Reindeer horns on the dog and Rudolph’s nose on your cat. Mistletoe and office party hijinx. Yup, it’s safe to say that the words “Christmas” and “tradition” are about as synonymous as Santa and reindeer.
I’m as old-fashioned as they come. Some might even say I am an 80 year old man trapped in the body of a 32 year old. So needless to say, I’m a stickler for tradition in almost all facets of my life. Which is probably why my employment at Woodloch has worked out so well so far. As a resort, we are BIG on traditions. Whether it’s us singing “Congratulations to ALL” during dinner or enjoying our annual Yule Log Hunt, there are some things that will (hopefully) never change here, because life is just a little bit fuller because of them.
Recently, one of our guests, Janet Savage, visited us for her yearly getaway. Janet has been visiting our resort since the early 90’s, having been introduced to us through her mom that traveled with a midweek Motorcoach group. After her first visit, she was hooked and made Woodloch a tradition of her own and visited us each year.
About 7 years ago, she took her love for our resort to the next level. A match made in heaven, she decided to incorporate the tradition of Woodloch with the spirit of the holidays and started crafting a Woodloch Christmas tree. At first, she purchased souvenir ornaments in our gift shops and adorned the small tree. When she bought every design we had, she ended up making her own decorations!