The Heart of 
the Holiday.

December has arrived! You may read those words with excitement as you look forward to holiday traditions, spending time with family and hopefully taking a few days off from work. Or you might read those words with dread, as you worry and stress over the myriad of tasks that still need to be accomplished before the holidays arrive.

No matter which camp you fall into, this issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle has something for you. We’ve reached out to area experts to get their tips on holiday decorating and entertaining, alongside some beautiful photos to serve as inspiration. We have a review of one of the “hot” tech items this year and a behind-the-scenes look at a Christmas tree farm. If the stress of the holidays is still too overwhelming, our article on destination holidays might inspire you to escape to a relaxing vacation destination this December.

Of course, the holidays are about much more than having a perfectly decorated home and which presents to buy. At the heart of it all, Christmas provides us with a chance to express our gratitude for the blessings we have been given and inspires us to share our time and love with others. The story on Children’s Hospital Medical Center reminds us there are ways we can help bring a smile to the face of someone who might not be feeling very joyful this holiday.

This December, even if your tree is crooked and your soufflé goes up in flames, I hope your holidays are a time to come together or reconnect with loved ones, or to reach out to someone in need.

Happy Holidays!

Michelle Moody, Publisher