Thankful. Grateful. Blessed.

As I reflect on this year and the journey of taking a dream and making it a reality, my heart is filled with appreciation for everyone who has supported us to bring Frederick Lifestyle to life.

First, we would not be here without the support of our advertising partners. We are so thankful for the partnership with these local business owners who believed in our vision and joined us to make this dream come true. Frederick Lifestyle is provided free to our readers each month thanks entirely to the support of our advertising partners. The best way for our readers to show their appreciation for Frederick Lifestyle is to visit these businesses, thank them for their support of the magazine and purchase their products and services.

Gratitude is an understatement for how I feel about our incredible editorial team, led by our very talented editorial coordinator, Rhonda Stephens. Our writers and photographers go above and beyond, enabling us to shine the spotlight on the amazing people and places of Frederick. We are so blessed to have the expertise, sincere intention and passion of each person who has contributed to the launch of Frederick Lifestyle. What a gift to know and work with this team!

The blessing of being completely supported by my loving family as we have jumped into this new adventure can never be fully expressed. To my husband and my children, thank you for your unending encouragement, patience and love through the highs and lows of starting this special publication we love, Frederick Lifestyle. To my close friends (you know who you are), thank you for your prayers, honest feedback and sincere support. And, to our readers, we are so thankful for you! We love hearing your feedback and stories of how Frederick Lifestyle has affected you personally. Thank you!

This “Thankful” issue focuses on our neighbors who are grateful this season. As you will see, there are many friends and neighbors in our community feeling thankful, grateful and blessed this season.

With gratitude,

Kristen