Has Christmas already come and gone? Wow, it gets faster each year. And for those of you who did an FX using Jingle Jam, or used some weekly scripts, or cobbled together your own – Congratulations! You did it! You gave a present to families in your community and leveraged your own time and resources to invest in them. You invested in the next generation in a way they will remember for a long time. You let parents know that you want to invest in them and help them grow to become even better parents. We’ve been hearing from people in every part of the country who find Christmas a perfect way to begin producing an FX. And why not? Families see this time as a perfect time to celebrate together and they are looking for something unique and fun.
Some of you have already said, “I can’t wait until next year when we do it again.” You’ve already talked through ways you want to improve, and repeat the things that were a success.
What if I told you there was another holiday coming up in February that many families around the world celebrate together? That’s right, it’s the holiday that brings out amazing passion from all ages of people. No, not that one! It’s the super bowl! As I write this, no one knows what teams are going to meet in the championship, but everyone knows it’s going to be a Sunday that people celebrate with food, and games, and team colors, and friends.
If you aren’t currently doing an FX on a weekly or monthly schedule, why wait? Why wait until next summer, or next Christmas to gather your families together again? You already have a built in day that families see as a time to celebrate together and have some unique fun.
The FX team at Orange has created a special edition of our regular weekly FX. It’s already included in your curriculum and you can find it on a special tab in the FX download matrix and themed for a big day saluting all things football. If you are ready to take your next step in bringing FX to your community, or if you’re looking for another reason to have a community-wide big event, this could be the resource you need.
So open it up and take a look. If you happen to have a team playing in the big game that is popular in your community – bonus! If your team didn’t make it this year, well, that can be a great thing too! You don’t have to invest as much into the specific game as you do the idea of the party. Either way don’t overlook the first weekend in February as a great time to do your next FX.