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Here at Leadgenix, we strive for best practices not only in digital marketing, but in all aspects of life. And that includes our celebration of the holidays! Here are some holiday traditions we want to share with you and yours this Christmas season.

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dan

MORE THAN THE GUY ON THE SHELF

DAN POSNER, SALES DIRECTOR

Although not the most important part of the season, getting and giving gifts is something that our family looks forward to. One of our favorite family traditions is a visit from the elves on Christmas Eve. Just before the kids go off to bed, the Christmas elves drop off a few presents on our porch that include new PJs for the kids. We then take family pictures in our new holiday PJs that we send out to our family and friends that we don’t get to see at Christmas time.

We love that this tradition gets the gift opening started a little earlier, as well as giving the kids something that they look forward to each year. Also, the grandparents love knowing they’ll get pictures of their grandkids as an extra gift to open on Christmas morning.

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megan

EATING, EATING, SHARING, & MORE EATING

MEGAN ROTHEY, SEO DIRECTOR

Maybe it’s a little sad, but the biggest traditions we have in my family all seem to revolve around food! From the giant seafood dinner on Christmas Eve at my husband’s grandma’s house to our big steak dinner on Christmas day, we basically just count on eating great food—and lots of it!—during the holidays.

But the food wasn’t always just for us. I grew up with the tradition that delicious food always made for the perfect gift. As long as I can remember, my mom would make dozens of loaves of her deservedly-famous chocolate chip pumpkin bread and, along with Christmas caroling, we would deliver them to neighbors, friends, and people in need. These are traditions that I plan to include along with the new traditions I’m starting with my husband for our own family.

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janie

A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CASSEROLE

JAMIE BATES, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

9 Slices of white bread with the crusts trimmed off
4 cups – Maple sausage or cubed ham
2 Jars – Old English cheese
½ Cup – Butter or Margarine
¾ Tsp – Dry mustard
5 Whole eggs (beaten)
3 Cups – Half & half
2 Cups – Crushed Corn Flakes
2 Cups – French-fried Onions

Break bread and cheese into bite-size pieces. Arrange ham, bread, and cheese in layers in 3 quart casserole dish. Pour melted butter/margarine over dish. Combine mustard, salt, eggs, and cream. Pour over all. Cover with buttered corn flake crumbs. Let stand over night. Take out of refrigerator about an hour before baking. Bake for 1 hour at 350. If cold, 1½ to 1¾ hours. Just before removing from oven, cover with French-fried onions.

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Jamie Bates