SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - In an effort to bring our city together, Santa Barbara community leaders have initiated the 12 Days of Gratitude Movement.
The campaign starts Monday December 25 and will end on Friday January 5.
Here is a message from Mayor Helene Schneider:
In the spirit of the popular 12 Days of Christmas and in response to the many impacts we faced with the Thomas Fire, Father Larry of the Santa Barbara Mission and Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider have joined together to encourage our community to come together, continue to celebrate the holiday season and revitalize our local economy with greater appreciation and awareness.
We encourage all residents, visitors, business owners and the media to promote each day as it works best for them: #12DaysofGratitude
Day 1 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Monday, December 25, 2017
Spend quality time with your family and friends this Christmas Day
Day 2 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Shop at local business - find that missing gift for yourself or others
Day 3 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Dine out at a local restaurant.
Day 4 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Thursday, December 28, 2017
Come together as a community and show gratitude
Santa Barbara Mission will host an interfaith prayer service of Thanksgiving on this day from 11:30am - 1:00pm. All welcome.
Day 5 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Friday, December 29, 2017
Make your Year-End Tax Deductible Donations to a local charity
Day 6 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Saturday, December 30, 2017
Escape to the Movies
Day 7 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Celebrate the New Year at one of the many events and restaurants downtown
Day 8 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Monday, January 1, 2018
Get Outside and Enjoy Nature.
Day 9 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Visit a Museum - enjoy one of Santa Barbara's many cultural activities
Day 10 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Reach out to a neighbor.
Day 11 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Enjoy the 1st Thursday of 2018 - shop, go to an art gallery, dine
Day 12 of Gratitude, Blessings & Joy: Friday, January 5, 2018
Thank one of the many volunteers who helped those in need.