It’s International Angie Appreciation Day. You may not know this, because this is a brand new occasion set forth just this year, in honor of an amazing woman, named Angie Lucas.
Angie is pictured here, front and center (laughing) and for those of you who don’t know, Angie is the managing editor at Simple Scrapbooks. A managing editor is the person accountable for meeting editorial deadlines crucial to the production of the magazine. This is HUGE. Angie is the "unsung" behind-the-scenes, never given enough credit girl that keeps us ALL on track, makes us look (and I might add read) better than we do on our own. Now, there is something else you need to know about Angie. Angie really cares. You may not be aware, that Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks and Paper Crafts magazines have endured two plus years of "transition" as we have moved from being a Primedia company to being our own CKMedia. This is huge. Everything has changed hands. We’ve had to develop all new support systems (newstand, circulation, human resources etc …) without missing a beat with the magazines. This has NOT been easy and in the midst of all this craziness, we launched a brand new publication (Digital Scrapbooking.) Lin Sorenson (far left) our former Editor in Chief has become the Editorial Director of all CKMedia magazines–another transition that left Angie in the hot seat and picking up the pieces. OK, so I’m getting to my point, really.
You need to know this. You need to know that when you get an issue of the magazine, it represents four+ months of Angie’s life. Four months that she has "managed" calendars and schedules and assignments and maps and sweepstakes and web links and forecasts and budgets and reviews and EVERYTHING. In addition to all this, Angie makes time to maintain our Simple Blog, which if you have read, you know is highly entertaining! The blog thing isn’t a part of her "job description" it is just one of those "Angie cares" things that adds to her already exceptional nature.
And here’s my point: I want you to help me say "thank you" to Angie. You have exactly 24 hours to email Angie and tell her simply "I appreciate you!" You can elaborate if you want to, but that is not required — I just want her email inbox to be flooded with subject lines that read "I appreciate you!" Wouldn’t that be cool?
Will you do it?