The first day of December is here and with it comes the countdown to Christmas in only 25 days. Country artist Martina McBride is celebrating Christmas by decorating her family Christmas tree. She is placing an ornament on her tree that says “peace” and claims it is her “fervent wish for the rest of 2020 and beyond.”
With the pandemic in full swing creating a break in holiday traditions as well as tragedies for some families, it is exceptionally more difficult for some to get in the holiday spirit.
McBride released her most recent Christmas album in 2019. It was called “It’s The Holiday Season.” It features songs like “Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “My Favorite Things.”
From Hallmark movie countdowns to the 24-hour showing of “A Christmas Story” to musical live shows, some holiday traditions aren’t going anywhere.
McBride Teams Up With Red Cross
Besides spreading holiday peace and cheer, McBride has also recently partnered up with Red Cross this year. She is helping to urge Americans to give blood donations during this difficult time.
“If nobody has ever asked you to give blood before, I’m asking you to give blood – especially during this trying time,” McBride said according to ABC 6 Wate. McBride is hoping to reach her fans and country music enthusiasts in order to increase blood donations.
For any donations that come in now to Dec. 15, Suburban Propane is offering an Outdoor Living Experience to enjoy socially-distanced celebrations. With the surge in COVID-19 cases as well as all-time high hospital capacity numbers, the need for blood is high.
Hospitals have been seeing a lot of kindness this year. Some COVID-19 survivors have also been sharing their antibodies with patients who are continuously battling the illness.
The Red Cross is concerned for the nation’s blood supply, especially convalescent plasma. Although it may seem concerning to do any kind of medical work, this could make a difference for many people currently hospitalized.