Spreading Cheer and Charity


As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of giving and togetherness permeates the air. For three remarkable women in business in Newfoundland and Labrador, this sentiment inspired them to create an unforgettable fundraising event called “Home for the Holidays.” Krista, Meghan, and Lindsay, each accomplished entrepreneurs in their own right, joined forces to organize an event that would not only celebrate the festive season but also give back to their community in a meaningful way.

The story of “Home for the Holidays” began when Krista, affectionately known for her love and knowledge of DIY & Design through Georgestown On My Mind, reached out to Meghan, the owner of Topsail House, with a brilliant idea. Their vision was to host an event that would provide people with expert tips and tricks on how to decorate their homes for the holidays. But what made this event truly unique was its focus on showcasing the talent of local businesses while offering a glimpse into various Christmas decorating styles, from traditional to modern and everything in between.

The event took place at Topsail House, a beautifully decorated space that served as the perfect canvas for these holiday displays. Each room featured a different theme, courtesy of local businesses, offering attendees a plethora of inspiration for their own holiday decorations. From classic red and green to sleek and contemporary designs, “Home for the Holidays” had something to delight everyone’s decorating taste.

The festivities didn’t stop at the decor. Local businesses also played a significant role in providing delicious food, cocktails, and a treasure trove of take-home gift bags. It was a true celebration of the local entrepreneurial spirit and a testament to the strong sense of community that exists in Newfoundland and Labrador.

However, the heartwarming part of this event goes beyond the stunning decorations and delicious treats. All proceeds from “Home for the Holidays” went to support Lifewise, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health and addictions support across the province. The three women behind the event recognized the importance of giving back to their community, especially during the holiday season when many individuals might be in need of support and companionship.

In its inaugural year, “Home for the Holidays” raised over an impressive $4,000 for Lifewise. This contribution helped open the doors on Christmas Day to anyone who needed a home for the holiday. A warm meal, the company of others, and a beautifully decorated space provided solace and comfort to those in need, making the season a little brighter for all involved.

Fast forward to the present year, and “Home for the Holidays” has returned for its second annual event, bigger and better than ever. With even more local businesses on board and the addition of Lindsay from Central Wellness, who is also the Founder of the MUGUP Meditation Experience to the planning committee, the event has reached new heights of success. The expanded lineup promises an even more inspiring and festive experience for attendees, all while supporting the crucial work of Lifewise.


For Krista, Meghan, and Lindsay, the “Home for the Holidays” event embodies the true spirit of Christmas. It’s about more than just decorations and festivities; it’s about coming together as a community to support one another. By hosting this memorable experience, they aim to spread cheer and goodwill while making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, these three women in business have shown that the holiday season is not just about receiving, but also about giving and sharing the warmth of home, community, and charity. “Home for the Holidays” serves as a shining example of the impact that individuals and local businesses can have when they come together with a common goal: to make the world a better place, one holiday at a time.