The ladies of the Chagrin Valley Women’s League are so excited to bring you from our hearts the spirit of Chagrin Falls right into your home this season with Deck the Falls at Home! Annually, Give Chagrin Valley Women’s League brings to our beautiful village Deck the Falls inside Holly (Township) Hall. We will miss being together this year in Holly Hall. However, what an unexpected joy and privilege to be right in the heart of the love and memories created in your home this season with Deck the Falls at Home. This virtual remix is filled with favorite holiday traditions in Chagrin Falls and more! On behalf of the Chagrin Valley Women’s League we wish your family a blessed holiday season and hope you will cherish the family memories created together with this fun version of Deck the Falls at Home. Come back often for new local holiday surprises, crafts and downloads for the family!
November 27, 2020
Welcome to opening Night of Deck the Falls at Home. What a wonderful time as we watched the beautiful tree in Chagrin Falls lit for the first time this season! Who would have thought Santa would even make a special visit? Each year, Deck the Falls is possible due to the support of our local sponsors. These sponsors created this year some fun coloring pages for you to enjoy at home as you would see on the tables in Holly Hall! You can download your coloring book here! We hope you enjoy!
12 Days of Deck the Falls at Home
On the first day…
We hope your family enjoys this journal made from the hearts and talents of Give Chagrin Valley. Local artist and member of Give Chagrin Valley, Carlene Holtz, brings Holly Hall to the comfort of your own home through her amazing hand-drawn cover. Also included in this keepsake journal are beautiful coloring pages created by local photographer and Give member, Lisa Houston.
From Give Chagrin Valley Women’s League, we wish your family a blessed holiday season and hope you cherish the family memories created together through this fun version of “Deck the Falls at Home.”
A printed copy of this journal will be in your take home box. You can also download copies right here for each member of your family to enjoy!
On the second day…it is all about holiday books and reading fun!
Today, for Deck the Falls at Home, we have an extra special surprise! This gift is about creating holiday memories reading together as a family. Courtesy of a special anonymous local donor, Fireside Book Store has a FREE winter themed book available (one per family) for the first 100 families to visit Fireside Book store! This special donor has spent many years leading and volunteering for Deck the Falls. With a generous heart, they brings you this special gift for your family as part of this remixed event!
Have your kids use the secret password...”Snowball” at the register for this special surprise book. Also, if you missed out on the Deck the Falls take home box, Fireside Book Store also has available copies of this book for purchase for a special price of $4.99 at the register… simply ask for the Deck the Falls box book as well! Please make sure to observe all COVID protocols posted when entering Fireside Book Store.
In addition, we are so excited to share this special read along video from our own celebrity Give member and beloved Gurney teacher, Mrs. Rachel Gebler. In her precious video she brings alive the magic of the book, “Snowman at Night”!
On the third day…lets have some more holiday fun!
This surprise is a fun family activity and hot chocolate! Scavenger hunts and hot cocoa annually are a fun part of Deck the Falls so we could not forget this tradition this year in our remixed event!
First, download this fun Chagrin Falls scavenger hunt here:
Next, go to Heartwood Coffee Roasters and show your completed scavenger hunt for a free cup of hot chocolate. (12 and under please and only one cup per child available for the first 100 children.) Heartwood generously donates hot chocolate for Deck the Falls. This year, in support of Heartwood’s commitment to our community we have purchased 100 cups of hot chocolate for the kids! Please observe all posted COVID policies. Enjoy this holiday gift from Give Chagrin Valley Women’s League!
(Note: a printed copy of this scavenger hunt is included in the Deck the Falls at home box.)
For the Fourth Day of Deck the Falls…
Print out this creative Letter to Santa created by Give Chagrin Valley Women’s League Board Member, Meagan Armington and sponsored by Howard Hanna Chagrin Falls office.
Here is a fun contest to go with it too…share a picture mailing your Letter to Santa at the red mailbox in Riverside Park. Post your picture at Give Chagrin Valley Women’s League’s Facebook Page in the comments under “Aurelia Drawing”. You will then be entered into a contest for a $50.00 gift card to Aurelia – Honest Food and Drink. Winner to be randomly chosen and announced on December 19, 2020. Will you be naughty or nice?
On the FIFTH day…
Ornament making and crafts are a fun part of the holiday season at Holly Hall! Valley Art Center helps keep the traditions alive this year with an ornament craft for your family to enjoy at home. Ms. Emily, a much loved and favorite art teacher, comes to you in a short video with an adorable holiday craft! The great part is you can likely find all the supplies to make this ornament already at home. Ms. Emily is excited to share this same craft will everyone as in the Deck the Falls at Home boxes. Come join the holiday fun…
On the 6th Day of Deck the Falls…
We have a FREE CRAFT for the first 50 children with the secret password Holly Hall. Come visit MC Art Studio & Gallery at 1208 Bell Street, (entrance off of 306), to grab this gift from Deck the Falls and MC Art Studio. Holly Hall, (aka Township Hall), is such a magical place during the holidays! Carlene Holtz, artist and Give board member, brings the magic of Holly Hall to you in her hand drawn art work. This art work is featured on the ornament in the Deck the Falls box. MC Art Studio will also have for sale this fabulous Deck the Falls craft ornament and prints of this beautiful drawing of Holly Hall. While you are there, enjoy another holiday activity and check out their winter exhibit “Let it Shine”.
On the 7th Day of Deck the Falls we have a very special gift for you…
Enjoy this amazing video from lifelong Chagrin Falls resident, Donald Barriball. Mr. Barriball received an Outstanding Individual Achievement Award by the Ohio Local History Alliance of the Ohio Historical Society. He is credited with researching and writing five books for the Chagrin Falls Historical Society. The five books are “History of the Chagrin Hardware Company,” “Stranahan Folding Boat Company of Chagrin Falls, Ohio,” “The History of the Ober Manufacturing Company of Chagrin Falls 1862-1959,” “Cleveland & Chagrin Falls Electric Railway Company 1897-1925” and “Mill Town on the Chagrin River.” Mr. Barriball has been very involved in many capacities as a historian, researcher and writer with the Chagrin Falls Historical Society. He was even involved at the museum with dating and identification of the photograph collection and part of cataloguing 6,000 photos.
In addition to being a native of the Chagrin Valley, Mr. Barriball is a World War II veteran and served for many years as mayor of South Russell. Mr. Barriball created this special video for Deck the Falls with Nadine Hoffman. In this video, Mr. Barriball steps us back in time to a Chagrin Valley Christmas in 1937.
A special service project is also part of today’s Deck the Falls. The seniors at Hamlet of Chagrin Falls love receiving homemade cards. You can download a holiday card here to color or make your own to be distributed to our treasured Chagrin Falls residents at Hamlet at Chagrin Falls. You can drop your cards off by ringing the doorbell and handing them outside to the receptionist at Hamlet or mail your cards to: Hamlet at Chagrin Falls, Attn: Nadine Hoffman, 200 Hamlet Hills Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.
On the 8th Day of Deck the Falls we bring you this special message and a present from Santa…
Can you believe it? Santa is making a special visit to Chagrin Falls on Saturday, December 19th from 2pm-4pm! Come by the sleigh to take a picture and visit safety at a distance with Santa! Listen to this special message from Santa and find out where he has hidden a present…an ornament for your Christmas Tree!! This ornament will be available throughout the rest of the holiday season! Thank you to Mayor Bill Tomko and Village of Chagrin Falls for sponsoring this special holiday surprise!
Here is a picture to help you find your special ornament from Santa!
On the 9th Day of Deck the Falls we bring you a Family Popcorn Game from the Popcorn Shop!
The ladies of Give Chagrin Valley Women’s League have teamed up with our very own Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop to provide your family another way to create cherished memories during this holiday season.
You won’t want to miss this fun game! Come to the popcorn shop and ask for the Deck the Falls Family Popcorn Game! While you are at the Popcorn Shop…say the secret phrase “I’m pop, pop popping in,” and you will also receive a free sweet treat! This popcorn game was part of the Deck the Falls at Home box and has been a family favorite!
On the 10th Day its all about cookies!
Cookies at Deck the Falls are an annual Chagrin Falls tradition. Teresa, amazing baker and owner at Sugar Me Desserterie donated 800 cookies to Deck the Falls last year for our local families. Even Santa had a hard time leaving the most yummy cookies alone for the kids!
This year, in the Deck the Falls at Home take home boxes are cookie decorating kits as we continue this yummy tradition. If you didn’t get a take home box or would like to pre order a cookie decorating kit from Sugar Me Desserterie you can call 440-247-7228. You must call to order in advance!
In celebration of holiday cookies…we have a contest. Post your picture of your favorite decorated holiday cookie at Give Chagrin Valley Women’s League’s Facebook Page in the comments under “Sugar Me Drawing”. You will then be entered into a contest for a $50.00 gift card to Sugar Me Desserterie. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on December 24, 2020.
On the 11th Day…we wish you a joyous holiday season!
Enjoy this video with so many adorable photo memories shared with us! Deck the Falls goodies will be available throughout the rest of the season! Enjoy a fun family day and lots of Deck the Falls goodies!
Ornament hidden by Santa in the free little libraries in town
Complimentary cup hot chocolate at Heartwood
Free sweet treat at the Popcorn Shop with the secret phrase “I’m pop, pop popping in,”
Free special book at Fireside Book store with password, “Snowball”
Free kids holiday craft at MC Gallery
On the 12th Day we have a very special grand finale to Deck the Falls… “The Night Before Christmas”
CVLT has put together this beautiful and simply amazing reading of The Night Before Christmas for our Deck The Falls At Home families. As we reflect on a different season, we feel blessed by groups such as CVLT and the individuals in our community who brought us special new ways to enjoy the love and traditions of the holidays in Chagrin Falls.
From the ladies of Give Chagrin Women’s league we wish you and your family a joyous holiday season!
Deck the Falls goodies will be available throughout the rest of the season! Enjoy a fun family day and lots of Deck the Falls goodies!
❄️ Ornament hidden by Santa in the free little libraries in town
❄️ Complimentary cup hot chocolate at Heartwood
❄️ Free sweet treat at the Popcorn Shop with the secret phrase “I’m pop, pop popping in,”
❄️ Free special book at Fireside Book store with password, “Snowball”
❄️ Free kids holiday craft at MC Gallery