In Our Words
Remember those Christmas mornings when you were a kid and you would race out of bed to see what Santa had left in your stocking and under the tree? Well, in a way, I experienced that same feeling as we were putting this issue together for you. Each story we came across on our submission site, or in the regular mail, that had a certain “Christmas feel” to it was read with a growing sense of excitement and anticipation: these “gifts” were just what we had been hoping to receive! And now they’re at the heart of what we believe is a wonderful Christmas issue.
By way of example, if you pine for the days when Christmas was less commercial and just about everything to do with the celebration was homemade, including the music, “Christmas on the Farm” on page 16 by Ruth Zelinski and “An Annual Sing-along” on page 30 will definitely get your jingle bells a-jingling. And that’s just a wee taste of what’s in store inside.
Christmas is also a time to give thanks and, with that in mind, I’d like to thank all of you for your ongoing interest in all-things Our Canada. While our two print magazines tend to benefit the most from our day-to-day interactions with you, especially in terms of your amazing story and photo submissions, your active involvement with us on social media has not gone unnoticed and is truly appreciated. The same holds true for all of you out there reading Our Canada on Texture and other digital platforms: you too are now a big part of our community and we’d love to hear more from you. Especially in light of our new book release— Our Canada, Our Country, Our Stories— we do indeed have a lot to be thankful for this year. Merry Christmas, everyone!