Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pre-Christmas Activities

A few weeks ago I told you about the Teddy Bear Roundup, which collects and distributes bears to children in need during the holidays. One of my best pals on Facebook, Harry, who happens to be an alpine polar bear himself, sent a buddy all the way from Hoboken, NJ for donation to the cause. Many thanks and hugs to you, Harry! We really appreciate it. Here is Santa Monk posing with the delightful, huggable pal from Harry.

I think the little fellow is taking a shine to Santa Monk.

After posing for pictures with Santa Monk, it was time for our new friend to be sent via interoffice courier - the next step towards his final destination of a new home with a child that loves him. Santa carefully packed him up in a transport bag and humanely cut some air holes so that he wouldn't suffocate. Good luck on the rest of your journey, bear buddy!

The entire week prior to Christmas, sock monkeys infiltrated the bank. It was Sock Monkey Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Here's a photo of Gunther and a few of his little Christmas buddies.

Meanwhile on the home front, our small tree was dominated by sock monkeys of course. Some of these ornaments were given to us as gifts this year. We thank everyone who contributed to the collection!

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