The Most Wonderful Time

Merry Christmas, everyone!

We here at RAD want to take today to wish you the happiest of holidays and the most joyous of New Year’s.

This will be our final post of the year, to give our editors some time with their families, but for today, we’d like to take some time to wish you our best, from each of us.

 

Christmas is one of those times when we want to take some time and tell everyone how much we love and care about them. It’s my favorite time of year, because so many people are smiling and happy despite anything else that might be going on around them. And I hope that you all have the merriest of Christmases, and the most splendid of New Year’s. Thank you so much for sticking with RAD through this year, for joining the fun train and supporting us through our efforts to grow and expand into new markets. Most of you don’t know just how much your support means to us, but especially to me, as a RAD author. I love all of you, and I’m so thankful to have you. Thank you for reading, thank you for supporting. Merry, merry Christmas!

Rani Divine
Associate Editor, Etc.

 

When Kristina tasked me to share something with you about the Holiday season, I instantly agreed because she’s my boss and she’s awesome. Then the melancholy squeezed my heart. In this time of giving, the distance between the desires I carry to bless and the resource I have to bring desire to fruition is filled with obligations and concerns and ghosts of failures past. Then I remembered you. That you chose to share your creative gift with me is a treasure I cherish daily. And so I wish for you these gifts to carry in your heart when the melancholy comes: Time to pursue the joy of creating – of weaving words and breathing images to life. Resource to access the tangible tools of your creative trade. But above all I wish you love – the love of friends and family and the love of the gift you carry. You keepers of dreams and bearers of light – may you be blessed as you have blessed us here at RAD. Thank you and may you shine brightly in the New Year.

All love and joy!

Tammy Boehm
Associate Editor

 

As I sit down to write this, I find myself unsure what I could possibly say, that Rani and Tammy haven’t already covered. Of course, I’ve procrastinated until the last moment to write this down. What do I say, to wish all of you a Merry Christmas? What words could I use, to tell you even more than I already have, just how much I appreciate you and your support? I honestly don’t know. But what I will say is this:

To those of you who celebrate alone, for those of you who have lost someone this year, for those whose Christmas may not be as special this year as you hoped, and to those for whom Christmas isn't the happiest of times, know that my heart is with you. Know that you are not alone. The holidays are a happy time for many, yes, but for some of us, the holidays are a reminder that things aren’t the way we want them to be. It’s for you that I write this. We creatives wear our hearts on our sleeves. We can’t help but. And sometimes that makes us vulnerable. Sometimes that means we feel things more than others.

To you, I wish a quiet Christmas. A Merry Christmas. A peaceful Christmas. A joyous Christmas. To you, I wish a Christmas where nothing else matters, where you can look forward to the New Year with happiness and anticipation, and know, always, that you are not alone.

We’re here for you. We’re standing with you. Always.

Just like you’ve stood with us.

Kristina Haider
Senior Editor

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!

We’ll see you on the other side.