Our Christmas Letter To You!
The Southeast Outdoors Solutions team would like to take a moment to wish all of our past and present customers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
We know 2021 had its challenges, and we are so grateful that we were able to work with wonderful clients like you. Thank you for entrusting us with your outdoor sports and playground equipment needs.
2021 in Review
This past year we really had to think on our feet and find ways to adapt our equipment to the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has made for outdoor play areas for schools and communities.
One project we are really proud of was the outdoor classroom we installed at Matt Elementary in Forsyth County. We were able to help Matt Elementary take extra safety precautions by installing an outdoor classroom with a sanitizing station to keep the staff and children safe against COVID-19.
We were also able to help several parks in the Southeast open safely with some COVID-19 safety precautions, including:
- Hand sanitizing stations
- Social distancing signs and markers
Who doesn’t love trivia?!?! We’ve come up with some fun and festive questions you can use to quiz your loved ones over Christmas dinner.
1. What is the most popular Christmas song of 2021?
Answer: According to Prestige, the most popular Chrsitmast song of 2021 is actually the 1948 hit “Sleigh Ride,” by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish from 1948.
2. How many households in the U.S. put up a Christmas Tree?
Answer: According to Country Living, 95 million homes will display Christmas trees this holiday season. And, of those households about 82% of those Christmas trees will be artificial, and only about 17.9% will be real.
3. When did gingerbread houses become a thing?
Answer: The smarties over at PBS found that gingerbread houses actually originated in Germany during the 16th century. And, the largest gingerbread house of all time was created at a golf club in Bryan, Texas, in 2013. It was 18.28 m (60 ft) long, 12.8 m (42 ft) wide, and 3.07 m (10.1 ft) tall at its highest point. It spanned 40,000 cubic feet and was made out of 4,000 gingerbread bricks.
4. Who came up with the idea for the Elf on the Shelf?
Answer: Carol Aebersold and her two daughters made the “I’ve got my eyes on you!” elf game a family tradition back in the 1970s. They grew up in Georgia with their own elf named Fisbee, who kept his eye on the girls to make sure they made Santa’s “Nice List” each year. In 2004, the trio collaborated and wrote the story of the Elf on the Shelf, and the rest is history.
5. What is the most popular Christmas movie ever made?
Answer: While the 1990 hit Home Alone may be the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time, it’s not the most popular.” According to Entertainment Weekly, that would be the 1946 tearjerker, It’s a Wonderful Life.
Once again, we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!