AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR FRIENDS OF CREATIONS MAGAZINE
at every path in life closely and deliberately, and then ask:
DOES THIS PATH HAVE A HEART?
If it does, then this path is good.
This past year marked the 25th anniversary of Creations Magazine.
As you know, this publication has been 100% Advertiser supported throughout
its lifetime, enabling us to provide Creations, free of charge, to our
readers. Through all of the changes of this past quarter century, Creations
has continually delivered the articles, poems, resources and reviews
that Inspire the Soul.
While times change, our responsibility to our loyal readers and advertisers
does not. However, there are several factors that require us to tweak
our business practices. Production, printing and distribution costs
have been continuously climbing. Passing these increases on to our advertisers,
at this time, is simply not an option.
Therefore, in seeking a fair solution, Creations Magazine has decided
to borrow from the successful model of listener-supported, Independent
and Public Radio – –where members support their local
stations with voluntary, financial contributions. I have been a long-time
supporter of NPR and I'd bet many of you are members as well. We support
these organizations because we know we're receiving content that we
will never see or hear on the Networks. We value the information
and the entertainment they provide.
Many of you feel the same way about Creations Magazine. As an entirely
independent publication, we deliver content you're not likely to find
in any other media outlet. Well over 125,000 readers, comprised of individuals,
businesses and educational institutions, value the information and inspiration
that we have been providing for 25-plus years. So, we're asking our
readers to join us, in partnership with our advertisers,
as we shift to becoming a partially reader-supported magazine.
Let us know that you value this publication by becoming a Friend
of Creations Magazine with a $12 yearly membership ($1/month),
or whatever is comfortable for you.
For those who can contribute $36 ($3/month), we will send to you, in
appreciation, a copy of my recently released book, The Vital
Principle, Teachings of Spirit (a $20 value). This collection
is a practical and thought-provoking guidebook for readers of all backgrounds.
The Vital Principle really does make a wonderful gift
for someone you care about – including yourself.
If your Spirit moves you in this direction, please: Mail
your check to PO Box 386, Northport, NY 11768 or Call
us with a credit card at 631 424-3594, or send via PayPal
Rest assured, whatever you decide to do, we will continue to provide
you, our valued readers, with the articles and resources you have come
to expect and depend upon. Additional funds will position us for a secure
future, regardless of the economic "whims" of change –
and will empower us to give back more to the communities we serve. We'll
be able to sponsor additional events and accommodate many more listing
requests from charitable organizations.
Also, it is imperative to remember our advertisers. Let them know that
you saw them in Creations Magazine. Please support those who have been
supporting your values for all these many years.
Have a Peaceful Holiday and New Year.
With Much Gratitude,
Neil & Andrea