Attention, Costa Mesa!

Ready or not, the Holidays are not waiting around!

If that alert strikes you as unnecessarily alarmist, remember that this year's calendar works out to have fewer days than usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And if your traditional Thanksgiving tryptophane-engendered post-turkey stupor was followed by too many days of leftover turkey sandwiches, the resulting snoozefest may have led to your catnapping through this year's shortened holiday preparation days.

The fact is, Costa Mesa's holiday celebrations are already well underway. If you find that hard to believe, there's this proof positive: the eighth, final day of Hanukkah arrives this Friday! That's right; the Jewish Festival of Lights began last Thursday. The ninth candle will be lighted on Friday (the arithmetic works because the ninth candle is needed to light the other eight).
And for Costa Mesa residents who consider themselves ready for Christmas because they've cleared the fridge of all the Thanksgiving leftovers, the Post Office has this sobering message:

It's already [almost] too late.

That may not be an overstatement unless all your Christmas/New Years gift-giving will be local. If the friends and relatives on your holiday gift list live far from Costa Mesa, you need to know that the absolute, written-in-stone USPO shipping deadlines are slated for this week (the single exception is the pricey Priority Mail Express® Service deadline, which falls on Wednesday, the 23rd). But this year, even those deadlines seem likely to be overly optimistic for Christmas deliveries. For a dozen unique 2020 reasons, hard-pressed postal workers are facing a tsunami of shipping traffic. And when you read the fine print on the USPO receipts, it hems and haws a bit—"…delivery times may be extended."

Still, on the brighter side, everybody who has put up with all the other dislocations of 2020 (and that's everyone) will hardly be surprised or much troubled by delays in gift arrivals. This year, when so many are having to put off the yearly family gatherings, the truly valuable gift—that of having loved ones to gather with—will be easier to truly appreciate. Either that, or we can just pretend that, for this year only, we've chosen to take the Twelve Days of Christmas carol literally.

P.S. If pressing Costa Mesa real estate matters also require attention, we can help with those!

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle. The L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976.  It’s L3 mission is to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. The L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, The L3 has grown to a full staff of 25 serving over 300 clients a year. The L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has The L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa  If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to The L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact The L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at



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