ON THE COVER
Welcome Home! While this may look like a nothing special place setting to you, it means so much more to us. Capturing so much without saying a word is one of our favorite things to do at Southern Holiday Life. In this picture, we showcase American Made FiestaWare (Available at Alabama Dish Outlet in Oxford); succulents from Heflin (Floral Designer Susan Jennings of Kudzu Creative); Alabama Made Candles (Crave Steel City Collection available at Twigs and Roses in Gadsden). The cover represents surviving a difficult year and the small businesses that are still standing in the midst of it all! You will learn more about local small businesses throughout this issue and we couldn’t be prouder for it!
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
After the last nine months or so it’s safe to say we all need a little more hope this Christmas.
Usually by the time I am writing this, I have been working on my Christmas Cheer by listening to holiday tunes of years past and may be even watching a Christmas movie or two in my down time.
This year, however, as the world is still upside down in this pandemic, I am actually embracing the Christmas Spirit more than usual. I am excited about doing Christmas things even if I have to wear a mask or be socially distant.
As with everything else that is 2020, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve/Day will all be different this year.
For some it will be getting through the holidays filled with sadness at the loss of loved ones that should be here...To those people, you have my prayers of peace.
For the rest of us that are blessed to have not lost someone close to you due to this dreaded illness, count your blessings. Show compassion to the ones that have and love your loved ones a little more.
I, for one, will do my best to embrace this magical Christmas season and appreciate all of my blessings. If you are reading this, thank you for your continued support of our magazine. We have all made it through a very trying year that at times we felt pretty hopeless.
Here is to 2021 and saying goodbye to 2020!!!
Enjoy Life! Kelly