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December 2017—Feel the Joy

Nov 27, 2017 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note — December 2017

On the Cover: Ari Avila
Photo by Kelli Avila Photography
Cover Location: Hillcrest Tree Farms in Reedley

GIVING. We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s better to give than receive.” And we couldn’t agree more! Sure, it’s fun to be on the receiving end yourself every once in a while, but how rewarding it is to give a gift to someone who truly treasures the time and thought you put into selecting that special something or to see the delight in a child’s eyes when you give them a toy they’ve had on their Christmas list for months.

When we take the time to look around, we can see the gifts we’ve been given in this area we call home. The lakes, the mountains, the rivers, the trails. If you’re looking for recreation, we’ve got options aplenty! Then there’s the people – amazing people – working diligently to build a better tomorrow, collaborating to help those who can’t help themselves, seeking solutions that lend a hand up. People working to bring arts, entertainment and creativity. They are working to bring new opportunities, new jobs, new hope to our communities. 

And each and every month, the Enjoy team works tirelessly to bring a gift to this area that we hope you love and enjoy. (And by tirelessly, just ask Ronda Alvey, editor-in-chief, how late she sometimes works on each issue before go-to-print.) We take the ideas we hear about from our communities, put our top writers on them and have them craft stories to draw you in. Our dedicated photographers work to capture just the right images to bring the story to life. And our team of talented designers bring all their creative juices to the table to weave it all together, bringing a beautiful gift to the table for you to enjoy.

We hope that each month, not just in December, you can delight in the present we bring to you within these pages. It’s our gift to you. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

December 2017 — Feel the Joy