Hol­i­day Magic

Country Sampler - Christmas Decorating - - FRONT PAGE - Susan Wag­ner

No mat­ter how you cel­e­brate the win­ter­time hol­i­days, there’s al­ways a sense of ex­cite­ment that abounds. It’s a mag­i­cal time of the year when the air al­most dances around you. Lights twin­kle, carols rings out, de­li­cious smells waft past. It’s a time to share mem­o­ries and laugh­ter, a time to dress your home in its finest, a time to en­joy a quiet mo­ment with a cup of hot co­coa and watch snowflakes fall down from the sky. Ev­ery­one cel­e­brates the hol­i­days in their own way, and this is­sue of Christ­mas Dec­o­rat­ing will help you make your own magic. Start on page 12 and be in­spired to give your out­door spa­ces their own hol­i­day spruce-up. This year, try a joy­ful ban­ner on your front door rather than your nor­mal wreath. Use lights, bows, green­ery and tuna cans (yes, tuna cans!) to give your en­try­way sparkle. Then, keep brows­ing to find easy ways to add that Christ­mas joy to your inside rooms, whether it’s with glit­tery tag ban­ners, golden hol­i­day ta­ble set­tings or win­try snow-kissed can­dle­hold­ers. With our DIY Projects sec­tion, you can cre­ate fun new or­na­ments, sweet gin­ger­bread dec­o­ra­tions, un­usual table­top and wall trees, and unique decor us­ing ev­ery­day ob­jects. And don’t for­get to see how our home­own­ers have dec­o­rated their houses for the hol­i­days in the Fes­tive Homes sec­tion. With all these mar­velous ideas for the win­ter sea­son, you’ll be mak­ing your own hol­i­day magic in no time!

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