Editor's Letter

Contributor Articles
2017
November/December
Shawn & Kelly Haney

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season right around the corner, it is nice to take a moment and count your blessings.  I am thankful for the cooler weather, even if it happens once a week. I am thankful for this community who has supported BSCENE Magazine for over seventeen years! I am thankful for my family and the wonderful, sometimes crazy, life we share together. And at the mention of “family”: I have a feeling most of you dream of a holiday like that in a Hallmark movie. In reality, how many of us actually have a holiday season that is more reminiscent of a “Pinterest Fail”? In this issue, BSCENE is to the rescue! We have embraced that life does not always turn out like a postcard and are here to make sure your holiday is full of cheer!

You will find that “Reindeer Games” is sprinkled with amusing Christmas-themed activities to play with your family and friends. These festive games are guaranteed  to get you in the holiday spirit. A human Christmas tree? Santa Limbo? Now that sounds more like my type of Christmas gathering!

“The Twelve DIY's of Christmas" provides suggestions for making your own holiday creations. While there are many talented readers out there who will no doubt create beautiful pieces of art; the goal with “DIY Christmas” is to enjoy this special time of year no matter what results in your do-it-yourself project.

Dreaming of a “Silent Night” and the perfect Christmas card of your family- all smiling beautifully at the camera in matching outfits? Well, I am here to tell you that silent nights are a rarity and family photos can be a chaotic tradition. In “Not So Silent Night”, we have accepted that life happens and sometimes that can be really beautiful! We have met with some local favorite photographers and gathered ideas for making your Christmas photo session a creative and fun family tradition. 

Our gorgeous cover model, Jennifer Darr, of Lindale Floral, is all about tradition. She loves her small town but also enjoys the growth that has come to Lindale. In order to keep small business owners relevant in a town welcoming an influx of new, larger businesses, Jennifer has created “Sharing is Caring.” With “Sharing is Caring”, Jennifer, and other small business owners have joined forces to help spread the word of the treasures to be found by shopping local. 

We want to see your DIY Christmas projects and family Christmas photos; whether they be a “Pinterest Fail” or Hallmark Hall of Fame worthy. 

Share your holiday season with us on your social media by tagging us @bscenemag and using the hashtag #bsceneChristmas2017.

From our BSCENE family to yours: May your days be merry and bright and may love surround you this Christmas … even if your nights are not so silent!

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