EDI­TOR’S LET­TER

Do It Yourself - - Features - Brian Kramer Edi­tor, Do It Your­self ª

Eg­gnog or was­sail? Tur­key or ham? White lights or mul­ti­color?

A Christ­mas Story or Christ­mas Va­ca­tion?

While there are no wrong an­swers to these hol­i­day ques­tions, you likely have opin­ions about each. Your choices, large and small, be­come your tra­di­tions—or “how you hol­i­day,” as we like to say here at DIY and Bet­ter Homes & Gar­dens ® .

Your cal­en­dar from Oc­to­ber to Jan­uary is al­ready busy, so we’ve cu­rated an is­sue of easy ways to re­fresh (and maybe even lighten) your hol­i­day to-do list. Up­grade your front door in less than an hour (“Wreaths Reimag­ined,” page

90) or dec­o­rate with fresh green­ery avail­able in your yard or gro­cery (“Sea­son’s Greens,” page

8). Whip up fool­proof hand­made gifts with a few friends (“Crafter Hours,” page 94) or plant un­for­get­table party fa­vors in min­utes

(“Green Gifts,” page 66). And don’t miss our fa­vorite gad­gets and giz­mos for all the

DIYers on your shop­ping list (“Gifts for

Giv­ing,” page 18). Done and done!

May your hol­i­days be a lit­tle brighter— and a lit­tle more you!

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