The New Year is almost here and it seemed to be gone in the blink of an eye! As we reflect on the year 2021 this Christmas season, we have a lot to be thankful for. We are thankful for your continued trust in us as we all continue to grow and change with the world. From all of us here at Town & Country Insurance, we wish you the happiest and healthiest of holidays.
In this issue:
Amanda: My family likes driving around and looking at Christmas lights.
Jack: Tradition I started with my wife and Children is to light off fireworks Christmas eve. Have been doing this for the last 20 years.
Rachel: Every year I help my Mom decorate their Christmas tree. There are some intricate handmade ornaments that are pretty much family heirlooms now and we reminisce every year while hanging each ornament. My son Victor has helped with ornaments for 3 years now, watching his face light up upon unwrapping each ornament makes it that much more special.
April: Our family Christmas tradition is Christmas Eve Church Service. This allows us to put aside all of the “stuff” that Christmas can bring and remind us of the real reason that we celebrate. The birth of our Savior.
Nancy: We always bring out our 12 Days of Christmas pop up book purchased many years ago. There is a beautiful pop up for each of the 12 days and ends with a lighted Christmas tree which still works after all these years.
Amy: My family tradition is we all get together for a whole weekend. Instead of exchanging for each person, we play a gift exchange game. The kids play the dice game and have many little gifts to play for too. It’s a great time to get away from the daily stressors, we play lots of cards, board games and outdoor activities together.
Jenell: It is a family tradition that every year we rotate with the girls who gets to pick our tree.
Christy: Our family’s holiday tradition is watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation multiple times during the Holiday season and our elves Penelope and McJingles causing some fun chaos for us!
Emmalee: Every year we watch our favorite Christmas movies while drinking hot cocoa and decorating Christmas cookies for Santa.
Did you know there is an easier way to pay your bills?
Bills, even the word itself is dreadful, and remembering to put a check in the mail or even stopping by the office to drop it off can take a lot of time away from you, which we don’t always have. Did you know there is an easier way to access your billing?
Many companies allow you to create a digital account with access to all of your information. After a simple account setup you can access your bills online (and look at past bills), along with access of all of your policy information. This includes your coverage, and digital printable versions of your auto id cards.
Ice Dams may be nice to look at but they can cause chaos! This article shows you what to do and how to keep them away permanently!
Supplementing your landscaping or contracting business with snow removal, can be a great way to make your business year round- but with every business there are risks.
With everyday prices rising, your insurance rates are at risk of going up as well. Gabe outlines what you can can do to get prepared for a possible rate increase.
Snowballs, Russian Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding cookies, these cookies go by many names, but remains one of my favorite Christmas cookies. I wait for it every year and it never seems to disappoint, and Santa doesn’t complain either!
▢ 2 ¼ cups flour
▢ ¾ cup walnuts finely chopped
▢ ½ teaspoon salt
▢ 1 cup butter unsalted, softened
▢ 1 teaspoon vanilla
▢ ½ cup powdered sugar
Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine flour, walnuts and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
Beat butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar with a mixer until creamy. Turn the mixer to low and add flour mixture until combined. Form dough into 1″ balls and place on prepared pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottom edges of cookies are lightly browned. Cool a few minutes until you’re able to handle the cookies. Roll in powdered sugar and place on a rack to cool completely.
Hint: Some chocolate chips, M & M’s or peppermint could be a fun add-in!
A Letter from Barb Rabe
Each month we let our Facebook fans vote for their favorite non-profit! These non-profits are nominated by our team and then three non-profits from that list are randomly selected using ‘The Wheel’! This year we have given $4,890 so far!
The list of winners so far:
page to be apart of the fun!