On Christmas Eve 2022, employees at MidWestOne Bank in Oskaroosa wished Herald readers a Merry Christmas by sharing their favorite Christmas traditions.
“My favorite Christmas tradition is driving around town with my mom, looking at all the Christmas lights, and eating some ice cream in the backseat.” — Brandi Fuller
“My favorite thing is going to my grandparents’ house with all my aunts, uncles, and cousins and getting together to play games and eat.” — Cassie Verhart
“I think my favorite Christmas memory is when my dad would bring out the special Christmas plate and we would put Santa’s cookies and milk on it and we’d watch ‘Christmas Vacation.'” – Erin Schmidt special
“My favorite Christmas memory is going to church Christmas services. My mum would make us a homemade velvet dress and then we could spend Christmas at home and, if we did well, open presents. — Sandy Bailey