What is Christmas like for you? What kind of celebrations – or tortures – do you endure in the name of things like family, tradition, and duty? Swartz Electric celebrates Christmas in Colorado Springs style – which can mean anything from free airport parking to a 4,675 square foot outdoor ice rink. One never knows around our town – except that there is always something spectacular going on!
I am always a huge fan of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – it is award winning, eco-friendly, conservation-focused, and one of the few places where everyone I know can find something to be happy about. For 23 days in December, the park is open at night and showcases nearly a million lights in fantastical shapes, accents, and whimsical decorations. The Electric Safari is a great way to spend an evening with the young and old, enjoying something that might be all-too-familiar in a new and exciting way.
The Santa Express Train is like the best of both worlds – not only do you get to ride on one of the coolest trains around, but you get to explore gorgeous Colorado scenery all the way from The Royal Gorge to the North Pole! The ride is specifically designed for the young and the young at heart, with activities, games, and food to help the time whiz by until the train arrives at The North Pole, where Santa greets each child and presents them with a special gift. Santa’s home is brightly lit and the entire winter village is festively decorated – but the best part is Santa climbs onto the train and makes the return journey! An unforgettable experience for anyone who is a child at heart.
If you are feeling the need for a ‘little’ perspective, then consider checking out the Michael Garman Galleries special, ‘Christmas in Magic Town‘. The 1/6th scale models and carved characters are famous the world over – and have been visited by august personalities such as John Elway, George Bush Sr., Colin Powell, and Margaret Thatcher. Garman has been a part of our city’s history since 1971, and Magic Town has continued to grow and thrive under his skilled carving ability!
If you find the idea of modern planes, trains, and automobiles just a little too much to take on, then consider visiting the Historic Rock Ledge Ranch – which celebrates an old-fashioned yule, including wagon rides, festival teas, lantern-guided tours, and more! The volunteers wear Edwardian garb and reenact a simpler era in Colorado Springs History. Not only that, but they are delighted to share their knowledge and love for this historic homestead with all visitors, young and old.
If people aren’t your thing – then consider joining the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife center for their ‘Wild Winter’ Celebration, as they bring in Keyni, the ambassador wolf, to join you for breakfast burritos and a special holiday celebration. The Wolf and Wildlife Center is a local resource for education, a great kid-friendly place, invested in not just wild but also domestic canines without homes. Their current pack includes over 25 wolves and wild foxes, pups, and kits.
Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love.
1 Cor 13:13
We have had faith in the Lord – His word, His will, and His reward. Our hope springs eternal because it comes from an unending source. And throughout this year we have felt love – His from above, and yours from all around us. We are grateful beyond measure for the blessings we have received this year thanks to our clients, and the family we have built within our company. As the year comes to an end, we move forwards buoyed by that sense of trust, responsibility, and loyalty given to us by you – our customer.
The Christmas story is not just the tale of Jesus birth – it is the tangible proof of God’s ultimate present to us, a representation of the power of His love. It is a reminder that love is a noun – an emotion, a feeling – and that it is a verb – an action word, put into use in daily life. We have all been given the most powerful gift of all, and we cannot wait to share it with you, and each other.
The Swartz Electric family hopes that your Christmas, New Year, and 2015 to come are full of every blessing that He has planned for us.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Cor 13:14
Wishing you the Merriest Christmas from the Swartz Electric Family!
Greg Swartz, President
Diane Windesheim, Office Manager
Robert Stanley, Service Electrician
John Nuss, Service Electrician
Jeff Norwood, Service Electrician
Heath Ritchie, Service Electrician
Kyle Cunningham, Electrical Apprentice
Mai Bjorklund, Office Support
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