It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As Thanksgiving draws to a close and the holidays approach, it is time to get into the spirit. At times, our busy adult lives can consume a lot of our free time, so it’s important that we take some time to relax and enjoy this season. Here are a few ways that your Camden community can help with that:
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Make the most of your Camden technology package
Nothing beats the nostalgia of re-watching your favorite childhood holiday specials! One of the most popular cable channels this time of year is Freeform (formerly ABC)’s 25 days of Christmas lineup. Camden’s technology package offers cable access to our residents for a discounted price. Make sure you check on your cable company’s website to know what channels it offers.
If you prefer to watch tv on your own schedule, streaming sites are here for you! Netflix provides plenty of holiday-themed shows and movies for you to watch at any time. Your technology package also includes internet, so you can stream to your heart’s desire. You can also stream in the gym, by the pool, or in the resident lounge with our free wi-fi in our common areas.
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Connect with your Camden neighbors!
Do you have any holiday plans yet? If not, don’t worry – there are plenty of low-cost holiday events happening in every city! In Charlotte, one of my favorite websites to find out about local happenings is Charlotte on the Cheap. It’s worth finding a similar website in your city so you’re up-to-date on everything going on nearby.
If you’re new to your city or want someone to go with, why not start with your Camden neighbors? One of the best ways to meet other people is through resident events, so if you are hesitant about going, I would recommend it. You may also run into your neighbors in amenity areas; some Camden communities even have holiday gift-wrapping stations, so you’re bound to make a connection!
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Give back through Camden**
The holiday season is usually the busiest time of year for volunteer organizations. Many places could always use a helping hand. At Camden, we host a variety of charity drives throughout the year to give our residents the opportunity to get involved. In Charlotte, we hosted a school supply drive through Classroom Central and a coat drive with Crisis Assistance Ministry.
If you missed the volunteer deadlines at your Camden community, not to worry! There are plenty of other ways to give back this season. Consider these 10 gifts that go towards a good cause while you’re shopping for presents. You can also search for local volunteer opportunities near you to accommodate your busy schedule.
We hope you enjoy the upcoming holiday season and spend time with the people who matter most. If you're going out ot town, consider taking a look at this how-to guide on preventing maintenance issues while you’re away for the holiday and these helpful package delivery tips.