The Publisher’s Perspective

photo by CARRIE ALLEN

Embracing the holiday spirit, December brings a sense of wonder and joy. In a recent promotional video, we discussed some of our favorite things and, surprisingly, I found myself admitting that “Christmas is my least favorite holiday!” Before you write me off as a scrooge, allow me to explain. It’s the decorating aspect that is not my favorite. Giving gifts is my love language, and I prefer to do that all year long rather than just at Christmas. I’ve just never been one to go all out with decorating my home for Christmas. 

But, this year, there’s a change in the air! The LKN Magazine team is thrilled to announce our sponsorship of a tree at The Red Barn Marketplace. The excitement is palpable as our team comes together to support the Aiden’s Light Memorial Fund. Stop by The Red Barn Marketplace from December 2nd-9th, where local businesses sponsor trees adorned with gifts. Each tree is part of a raffle, with tickets as low as $1 each! On Dec 9th at 4:00 p.m., they will draw one ticket per tree, and the winner takes home everything beneath the tree! Every penny goes towards the meaningful cause of Aiden’s Light. Be a part of this festive season with a purpose – let’s make a difference together!

In a departure from our usual covers featuring people, this issue focuses on the incredible craftsmanship of the beautiful piers by Schmolke Construction. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to WIN a dock at the Mid-Atlantic Boat Shop in Charlotte from Feb 8th-11th. Dive into the story starting on page 28. 

This month’s issue is filled with great content, including our annual Holiday Gift Guide. There is something for everyone on your list! We are grateful for the support you give our advertising partners – this magazine is made possible by each of them. 

Check out our friend Susan Dolan’s ad on page 2; we are so proud of her as she was selected to be one of the hosts for a new national real estate and lifestyles show. Focused on positivity, the Emmy-nominated series will feature Lake Norman neighborhoods! 

If you’ve been thinking about updating your headshot for 2024, check out the amazing Carrie Allen’s story, “10 Ways to Leverage your Headshot” on page 52. The LKN Magazine team wishes you a season filled with joy and goodwill. May your Christmas be merry, your Hanukkah bright and every celebration be a source of warmth and togetherness.

Thank you for being a cherished part of our community.

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