Holidays are Here! Share the Spirit of the Season on El Cerrito Patch

From your best holiday recipes and gift ideas, to special traditions you cherish with family and opportunities to give back, we want it all!

photo credit: Getty Images
photo credit: Getty Images

Especially during the holiday season, community contributions -- whether it’s sharing photos with Santa, family rituals or reflections of thanks -- is a hugely important part of El Cerrito Patch.

Let your creativity work overtime and use Patch as your one-stop-shop to share, connect and grab tips and traditions from your neighbors and friends.

You can start a blog, or post to our boards about anything you like. Really, the possibilities are endless.

You could share:

  • Photos of Santa and the kiddos
  • Your best recipes
  • Gift ideas
  • Giving-back opportunities
  • Vintage photos, nostalgic photos
  • Favorite holiday songs
  • Reflections of thanks
  • Holiday wishes/resolutions
  • Religious rituals
  • Old and new traditions
  • Love/hate Elf on the Shelf
  • Snow pictures!
  • Holiday concerts and events at local schools, houses of worship
  • Shopping specials, tips

Because we value community voices, our platform allows users to interact and post directly to the site. These posts then appear on the homepage, in the daily newsletter and are shared by editors via Facebook and Twitter.

The best thing about sharing your stuff on Patch is it's your space so it's your rules. Write as frequently, or infrequently as you'd like. Short or long, essay style or a quick how-to. Blogging on Patch is a great way to share your opinions with the community and get your voice out there.

Interested? Click here to start blogging on Patch today! Or email Community Editor JB Davis at jbdavis@patch.com.


Frank Biafore December 09, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Donate a coat, help someone stay warm and save off two admissions for you and a friend at Playland Not at the Beach? in El Cerrito. Brolin is turning one and already making a difference. He is supporting One Warm Coat and True Passion Non Profit by having anyone attending his party to bring a coat for those NEEDING one this season. While his party is a private event his spirit of community support is not. We would love to surprise him and his mom by presenting them with an outrageous number of coats. For each coat brought to Playland this week or weekend you will receive $4.00 in discount coupons that can be used on the spot Saturday or Sunday or brought back any time in the next year. Let's make Brolin our "Santa Baby" of the East Bay this year. Playland is Open Saturdays & Sundays, but will be accepting coats everyday this week including our Grown Up Only Evening this Tuesday 6:00 - 10:00 pm. 510-232-4264 x16 or www.playland-not-at-the-beach.org


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