I love the holidays! Every single second of this time of year. For me, that includes frantic deadlines at the magazine, last minute shopping and baking. (Honestly, I do my best work at the ninth hour.)
I love shopping for the perfect tree, decorating, holiday parties and traditions – every detail of the holidays from Thanksgiving to Christmas!
As I get older though, I find that those things aren’t as important as they once were. The holidays are truly a time of giving and reflection. It’s an opportunity to teach my daughter what the holidays are all about for me – the birth of Jesus and giving to those less fortunate.
So this year, your holiday issue looks a little different. We chose not to feature a holiday home. Instead, Brian Panowich has written a piece on family holiday traditions. As always, we have our annual Gift Guide, should you need help finding that perfect gift and if you would like to make a donation to an organization this season, our annual Giving Guide features some local charities that need support.
In this issue, we have a piece on the homeless in the area. It seemed fitting to shine a light on those that don’t have a home. Regardless of the reason, these people are members of our community. In the spirit of the holidays, please remember those less fortunate.
Finally, I’d like to take a moment to thank each of you for your support of our community and Augusta Magazine. We wish you and your family all the best this holiday season!
Article appears in the November/December 2018 issue of Augusta Magazine.