The holidays are always special, no matter the circumstances. But this year, more than ever, we’re all in need of a little extra magic. Since we may not be able to celebrate in person with all of our loved ones (there’s always Zoom, but it’s not quite the same), I encourage each and every one of you to do what brings you and your family maximum joy—safely of course! For me, this means decorating the house a bit earlier than usual, binge-watching all of my favourite Christmas movies and baking up a storm! It also, in 2020, means shopping for gifts a little more consciously, supporting local, Vancouver retailers wherever possible (we’ve provided a wealth of suggestions throughout this issue of VITA). However you celebrate, I wish you the utmost happiness this holiday season, and into the new year!