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YOURS (UK) - - Contents - Sharon Reid, Editor

How are your Christ­mas prepa­ra­tions go­ing? Are you the or­gan­ised type with cards writ­ten and ev­ery­thing bought and wrapped al­ready? Or are you the last-minute-rush type? Ev­ery year I be­gin with good in­ten­tions of be­ing the for­mer and in­evitably end up be­ing the lat­ter!

This year I’m scour­ing craft fairs and char­ity shops – partly to find unique gifts and for­got­ten trea­sures, but also be­cause I’d like to feel that my Christ­mas spend­ing will be help­ing in­de­pen­dent traders and char­i­ties. I do en­joy mak­ing gifts as well. For the past few years I’ve crafted some­thing in­di­vid­ual for each mem­ber of the Yours team – but they’ll have to wait and see what I come up with this year!

What­ever your Christ­mas style, this bumper dou­ble is­sue is packed with in­spi­ra­tion and ad­vice to make your fes­tive prepa­ra­tions eas­ier. From gifts to buy (p40) and recipes to try (p107) to party fash­ion (p33) and money-sav­ing tips (p57) – we’ve got it cov­ered. See you next is­sue…

Just two of my cro­cheted gifts

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