Over 600 Christmas cards were prepared, then delivered to neighbouring homes of the Holy Spirit School, keeping alive a long-held tradition of the school.

The students were filled with the Christmas spirit and bundled up warmly for the delivery on Dec. 16.

Holy Spirit principal Kim Welte says it was the most Christmas cards delivered ever, reflecting an enrollment that has climbed by 100 students since moving into their new location in the Fireside community.

She says it is a chance to spreading their faith and spreading the joy of the students all around. Some were greeted warmingly on the steps by some residents of the area, and the raves kept the school's phone lines busy.

"The phone has been ringing off the hook with people just saying thank you and how wonderful of a neighbour you are," she said. "It's been awesome. We can't keep up with the phones."

With their new school just opening this fall, it's the first time they've delivered Christmas cards in Fireside. In the spring, they made the bus trip from their former east-end school to deliver Easter cards.

Previously they prepared cards for East Cochrane homes when the school was on Powell St.

"It was one tradition that the staff really wanted to continue as part of our advent journey this year. We wanted to connect with our community, and that's how we chose to do it."

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