It always seems cliché to me to write about things that are expected: seasonal and conventional things. During summertime, there are articles about vacation destinations or fun ways to expand outdoor living spaces. Halloween brings pieces on costume ideas and spooky party themes. Thanksgiving and Christmas always present the standard fare on family get togethers and holiday gift giving ideas. I’m not against cliché, but I do tend to prefer a more original approach to things.
Then, there’s tradition. I can get behind tradition. Tradition has its place. Throughout history, and within cultures, tradition is the fiber that weaves us together and connects us. Yep. I like that. So I will be traditional with my column this month, and since it is November, the month in which Thanksgiving falls, I think it’s quite appropriate to give some traditional thanks.
All year long here at Serenity, we have wonderful clients who advertise with us and help to make our publication what it is. We truly appreciate you, and always strive to keep in mind that “a business is nothing without its clients” while we are producing our magazine each month.
We try to keep Serenity chock full of varied, interesting editorial, in addition to the paid ads and articles. The feature stories and departments are written by a hand selected group of talented and hardworking writers who greatly contribute to the quality content our readers have come to enjoy. We thank each and every one of you for your excellence.
When hiring at Serenity, we have found that one of the most important features we look for in a prospective employee is someone who genuinely cares about the company. This is a hard quality to assess in an interview process with a complete stranger. It is much easier if you have a prior association or at least some knowledge of them or their connections within the community. That being said, we hit the jackpot with our creative director, Nicole, who came back to work for us after being gone for a while, and she has Serenity’s best interests at heart. That feels really good, and we appreciate her more than words can say.
Of course, Serenity wouldn’t be as pretty or delivered as timely without our longtime printer in Denver, who never fails to deliver on our job, month in and month out, no matter the weather or other factors. They are highly professional and we have enjoyed working with them for decades. You rock, Publication Printers!
Even with great advertisers, writers, staff and a printer, a print magazine isn’t assured of readership, especially in this transitioning electronic age. We are grateful to the mountain foothills community for appreciating all of our hard work. We will continue to maintain high standards and deliver a publication to be proud of. Thanks to this incredible community for 28 years of readership and support! Colorado Serenity wishes you ALL a safe and happy Thanksgiving!