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Enjoy San Joaquin Valley Living

December 2018—Tied in Bows

Nov 29, 2018 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note 

December 2018 

THE HOLIDAYS are in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on our blessings while looking at ways to make other people’s seasons bright. 

We are lucky to live in a community of helpers and givers, those who donate time, money, blood and more to ease other people’s burdens. As we try to be more intentional about our gift-giving, we’re leaning toward treasures that truly touch a person’s heart and show how much we care. We’ve got some fun ideas for you in this issue.

We’re big fans of shopping local, and if someone on your list would love a self-care gift basket, have we got the luffa for you. These organic sponges are grown in Reedley – you’ll be fascinated by their story of farm-to-tub.

If you’ve gathered friends and family for the holidays, here’s a fun way to entertain them – Gateway Ice Center has created a winter wonderland where you can skate and even try your hand at ice hockey. Grab your scarf, gloves and sense of adventure and we’ll see you at the rink.

Jump start your holiday spirit with a trip to the Visalia Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Tree Auction. The black-tie event will not only provide you with a terrific tannenbaum, but you’ll be helping out local nonprofits in the process.

Can you be someone’s angel? A couple of local organizations are making it easy. The Angel Tree Program provides gifts to children whose parents are incarcerated, and the Salvation Army’s angel program helps ensure that children in need have a present to open on Christmas day.

We wish you a holiday season filled with life’s greatest gifts – peace, health and abundant love. 

On The Cover - 

Cover models: 

Mom - Judith Kim 

Baby - Shiloh Kim 

Photos by Kelli Avila