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December 2016

holiday blues

After the Holiday Blues.

holiday bluesUsually, the day after Christmas is the start of the Holiday Blues.

To much turkey?


House a mess from all the kids and presents?


A Little hung over from the new scotch from Uncle Jim?

You get the idea.

We all tend to get caught up in the glamour around Christmas and the New Year. It just seems to suck us in (thanks in part for the marketing companies totally take over of any holidays. Seriously, its a conspiracy). After all the presents are opened and the food is eaten, the house is empty again as we peacefully go to sleep. Waking up the next morning, our families are gone, and its back to the old grind.


holiday bluesHow did Christmas turn into a slightly depressing after party? We at the local deli are all about completing the celebration! The holidays are a happy time full of friends, family, and food! Just because December 25th is over, doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Here are a few tips to avoid the holiday blues this season!

  1. Send out Christmas cards. This increasingly archaic way to express heartfelt thanks to our friends is unfortunately dying out in the Smartphone age. Its too easy to text these days! Take an afternoon, brew up a fresh pot of coffee, and write some thank you notes! There are still tons of cards to choose from (check your local crafty shop), making sure your personal style will really shine through! Everybody loves receiving Christmas cards, and your friends aren’t any different!
  2. Prepare for New Year’s. Just because one party is over doesn’t mean we should ignore the next! 2017 is fit to be an awesome year! We can all make some short lived resolutions, try out some cool new recipes, and get ready to par-tay! Your friends (also avoiding the holiday blues) will be excited to come for a visit, and it will be great fun. Trust us, we know how to party 🙂
  3. Call the people that couldn’t come for Christmas. The aunt who got stuck at home this year? Give her a quick call. Even though you missed the big day, family and friends really appreciate the warm wishes especially this time of year!

We could keep going on, but mostly we just want you to avoid being sad this season! And if your feeling a bit down and out, make sure and stop in for a always hot cup of soup. We struggle with the blues too. Merry Christmas and happy new year, from The Local Deli Family!