Does southeast Michigan’s icy cold weather have a little scowl frozen on your face? Be prepared for it to melt away with Angelina, 6, of Canton. All dressed up in some cool winter-ready attire, this little snow angel had our photography team cracking up with a couple of quirky little jokes during her cover shoot.
Her bright smile was also the perfect segue into the holiday season – and way to usher readers into the December 2014 issue of Metro Parent, which included our annual holiday gift guide with awesome ideas from four local toy stores, along with lots of fun family festivals, events and activities in our calendar. Check out this behind-the-scenes video of Angelina, where she also reveals what laws she’ll change as president someday – and see how we got her long hair to blow in the breeze:
For a second year, Metro Parent teamed up with MESP (that’s the Michigan Education Savings Plan) to host our CoverKids contest – and invest in local kids’ futures. Think of MESP as a 401(k), only for your child’s college, vs. your retirement. The money you put in it is tax-free, thanks to its federal “529” status. You can start one up with just $25, and contribute as little as $15 per pay period. There’s no limit to how much you add annually, though the max account balance is $235,000. Your kid can ultimately use the cash for tuition, room and board, and other college costs.
Be sure to meet all of our CoverKids winners for 2014, who were announced in the June 2014 issue and will be appearing on our magazine covers until early 2015.
Interested in your kid being on the cover of Metro Parent magazine? Keep checking the Metro Parent CoverKids page. We’ll be looking for cute kids for our 2015-16 covers around spring of 2015. Natural self-confidence, poise and personality are what it takes. You never know: Your kid might wind up in the spotlight, too.