As one who likes his holidays in order, September 14 was rather early to see Santa making his rounds and keeping an eye on everyone. That was a sentiment that was shared by many as we visited downtown Baraboo spreading holiday cheer, yet you don’t have to wear a red velvet suit or carry a sack of toys to be Santa Claus to someone in need. If you think about it, there are hundreds of little ways and chances for us to be shining lights of hope for one another, especially during tough times. We can give money, sure, but we can also give our time, love, attention, creativity, or even just a shoulder of support. If you were to ask me, those are gifts we need to give and receive all year long.