Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.

May we all find joy, peace, and happiness this holiday season.

Attached are some of my favorite Christmas light displays that I’ve seen this year.

-Michael Saks Digital

Calling All Gritizens

America’s favorite two year old needs our help.

Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers mascot, is looking for e-signatures to make him essential to attend games this season. Mascots are usually there to entertain fans on the concourse, in the stands, or during stoppages of play, but without fans in attendance, why should there be a mascot there? And the answer is simple:


Here’s his petition to National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman:

In Gritty’s two years, he’s come out swinging on Twitter, dropping from the rafters ( on numerous occasions ), and making people laugh with his antics and his extra costumes. He’s made fans across the world, even if they weren’t Flyers fans. Even during the Return to Play, he attempted to drive to Toronto, Canada to go to the “bubble”, but ended up in Ohio.

Not only do we need Gritty, Gritty needs us, so he took to Twitter for a thread that ended with the petition. Sign it here.

Here’s a couple of the tweets where he also makes his case:

Be sure to check out the rest of the thread.

Flyers forward and Gritty’s BFF adds his support to getting Gritty in.

If content is king, then Gritty is the king of the kingdom.

UPDATE (12/23):

Allow him to reign appropriately.

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Hindsight is 2020

Hindsight is 20/20.

We say this all the time in regards to how certain situations could have been different after the fact.

Everyone looked towards 2020 as a new beginning – with jokes about the show 20/20 with Barbara Walters, having clear vision, and so on.

But 2020 was anything but normal, with bad things happening by the day. As the days and months progressed, things just kept getting worse and worse, and some days felt like months, and some months felt like years. We lost jobs, money, homes, friends, family, and time spent with loved ones.

My 2020 was no different. Many highs and lows, but I know I’m becoming a better person because of everything that happened, for better or for worse. I learned to cook, workout without anyone pushing me, and be part of a program to start my own business, which definitely hasn’t been easy.

With age comes wisdom.

We learn from events that have happened in our lives or we may have witnessed – for good and for bad.

In upcoming years , we will certainly incur more trials and tribulations. But I hope we can look back with some hindsight that whatever is happening in that current moment, wasn’t as bad as what 2020 offered.

I, and I hope you all too, will walk into 2021 with a new perspective on life.

Yo Dog – This Bud’s For You

Budweiser wants to make your dog a cele-puppy (get it? Celebrity! –awkward silence–).

Anyway… Budweiser has partnered with WeRateDogs, a social media account with 8.9 MILLION Twitter followers, and will be picking photos at random shared to their social media pages to be put on their cans (digitally). On Facebook, comment on this specific post. On Twitter, use the hashtag #pupweiser.

Samples from WeRateDogs’s Partnership with Budweiser

A few lucky dog owners, and I’d assume beer drinkers, will actually get custom cans with their dogs faces on them.

How cool would that be? Wait, cold is a Coors Light thing. So… how cool awesome would that be?

Hurry up and get your dog’s can on a beer can! There’s no limit on how many times you can submit a photo.

Remember to use the hashtag #pupweiser or it would be a cat-astrophe!

Happy Howl-idays!

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Helping Small Businesses This Holiday Season

In November, I asked friends to post their small businesses or side-hustles to a thread on Facebook. The results were overwhelming.

In order to make things easier for everyone, I have attached a list of small businesses currently in my network who can help you with your holiday shopping, or other personal needs, with distance not being an issue for most of them.

We know 2020 has made Jeff Bezos and Amazon even richer, primarily because of convenience and stay-at-home orders, but if we can help small businesses stay afloat, in any capacity, let’s do it.

Click on their name for either their website, their Facebook business page (or group), or a direct email address.

Arts & Crafts

Ships USA

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(donating 10% of profits through 2020)

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Food, Candy and Gifts

Delivery Around Philadelphia

Health and Wellness


Bucks County, PA

Philadelphia Region


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Philadelphia Region


Philadelphia Region

Virtual Concerts (globally)

Floral Arrangements

Philadelphia Region



Ships USA

Job Search / Resume Writing

Specialty Moments

Philadelphia Region


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Outschool – Seth Guttenplan

Virtual (mention “Michael Saks for $5 off”)



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