December 2013 - The Night Before Christmas
● By Enjoy Magazine
What a treasured gift we’re given each month—the opportunity to share the North State’s abundant beauty with you. Amid the holiday craze, don’t forget to take a few moments to breathe deeply and enjoy winter’s wonders.
We love the work that Altered Wing Studio is embracing, as they share inspiration and joy while making beautiful things out of discarded materials. “It’s not work. It’s hanging out with my girlfriends and laughing ‘til it hurts,” says Kimberly Snowden. “We truly are a place of creativity, laughing, learning and sometimes a few tears.” Cheers to that!
Still have a few (or more) friends and family to check off your holiday shopping list? Check out our comprehensive gift guide for ideas. And don’t forget to visit Enjoy the Store in Redding and Red Bluff, where you can fill a wooden crate with locally made food, soaps, jewelry and much more.
Meanwhile, you can help your children embrace the spirit of giving by helping them make their own crafts to give away to loved ones. We’ll give you some ideas for making ornaments, mini trees and adorable hurricane lamps.
If you’re enjoying some company over the holidays, treat them to a unique little trek along the 15-mile Greenline, which introduces visitors to some of Oroville’s natural and historical attractions. Start at the Feather River, end at the Oroville Dam and enjoy all the entertaining stops in between.
‘Tis the season for celebration, and before you head out on the holiday circuit, take a peek at our beauty tips. Be bold and bright, and seize the opportunity to get your sparkle on! If you’re struggling to find your holiday spirit, look no further than “The Gift,” the most recent winner in the Young Writers Contest, sponsored by Redding Writers Forum and Enjoy Magazine. David Smith’s short story promises to warm your heart.
Enjoy the magic of the holiday season!