Thursday , 26 April 2018

TSB Advent Calendar: Dec. 9

Advent Activity Day 9:  Write Your Christmas Cards

While the first commercially printed Christmas cards, attributed to Sir Henry Cole of London hit the post office in 1843, as early as 1822, the delivery of homemade Christmas cards were proving to be a challenge for the U.S. Postal System.  The Superintendent of Mails in Washington, D.C., petitioned Congress to limit card exchanges.  He cited having to hire 16 extra mailmen to deal with the increased workload as the reason, saying, “I don’t know what we will do if this keeps on.”

This Week’s Buzz Word:  Peace

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.  ~William Wordsworth

Fun Stuff To Do In the McKinney Area Today:

Dec. 9:  It seems as if the entire city of McKinney will be making a joyful noise tonight, with a multitude of Christmas concerts happening around town.  The McKinney North High School Winter Concert takes place at 7pm, as does the McKinney Boyd High School Winter Band Concert.  A Night of Christmas Jazz starts at 7:30pm at the Cotton Mill and the Grammy-award winning Texas Boys Choir sing tonight at the Bella Donna Chapel in Adriatica.  Tickets for this event are $25 per person and may be purchased online or by calling 817-924-1482×110.

Bundle up and take a carriage ride around Watters Creek in Allen between 6pm and 9pm.  Rides are free and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. 

Finally, if you didn’t catch it last weekend, the McKinney Youth Theater presents “Annie” tonight at the Heard Craig Hall.  Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and may be purchased online or by calling 972-422-2575. Also, country star Gary Morris will perform his country and holiday classics in, “My Country, My Christmas” at the McKinney Performing Arts Center tonight at 8:00 p.m..

For more details about these events, or see what else is happening in and around McKinney, click here to go to the Community Events Calendar.


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