It's the most wonderful time of the year, and while New Orleans may not be the snow covered winter wonderland of our childhood imaginations, there is still something magical about the Crescent City in December. Everywhere you look, you see people helping others with smiles on their faces, and no where is this commitment to bettering our community more visible than in the collaborative work of the women of the Junior League of New Orleans. In this issue, you'll read about how JLNO members touched the lives of children all over the city at a record breaking Touch a Truck event, worked tirelessly to bring our Diaper Bank to life and brought New Orleanians back into their homes through Rebuilding Together. You'll celebrate a whopping 90 years of Bloomin' Deals and learn about a very special individual and his life long ties to the Junior League. We dish on fun holiday activities for your family and get real about how to graciously accept compliments.
To echo Kristen's sentiments on gratitude, I would like to take the opportunity to express my utmost and sincere thanks to the incredible women who made this issue come to life. Lacy McManus, Stephanie Campani and Anna Dearmon Kornick worked tirelessly to take this issue from storyboard to printer while I was welcoming my first child. Their dedication and attention to detail resulted in what I am sure you will agree is an absolute success. I am so grateful for their hard work and know that you will enjoy all of the wonderful stories they have brought you within these pages.