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Plenty of Christmas Gifts for Regan Boys

Christmas on the farm, with three young boys spaced two years apart, was a special time of year at the Regan household. Our family was of sufficient, but by no means wealthy income – Dad was a schoolteacher and Mom was a homemaker, though through determination she supplemented the family ...

Playing in the Snow and Baking Cookies

When I was young, we lived up North where there was plenty of snow and cold winter weather. My sisters and I anticipated that last day of school before Christmas break, and would veritably bust out of the school building and race for home as soon as the day ended.We had what seemed like a small ...

Families Gathered for Christmas Celebration

My folks made Christmas a special time for me and my younger sisters, with lots of decorations, fun and love.I remember decorations all over the house. I’m sure my mother didn’t have those in the early years, particularly when I was very young, but she certainly has them now – many large ...

Capper’s Farmer Christmas Traditions

Every family has traditions when it comes to celebrating the holidays, from must-have foods and decorations to church services, to decorating the tree and opening gifts. Following are the family traditions from the editors of Capper’s Farmer.Holiday Traditions from the StaffPlaying in the ...

Christmas Eve Jitters: Waiting for Santa Claus

When my sister and I were kids, Christmas dinner with my mom’s side of the family took place at our house, and later that night, we went to my grandparents’ house to celebrate with my dad’s side of the family. So, since Christmas Day was full of activities from sunup to sundown, my ...

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Real Christmas Trees: A Family Tradition

Christmas has been one of my favorite holidays since I can remember. As a family, we would head to the pasture and cut a cedar for our Christmas tree. We’d haul back the fragrant mass of prickly branches, and my brother and I would immediately begin to decorate it together, all the while ...

Decorating for Christmas: Nativity Scene Becomes a Favorite

My folks made Christmas a special time for me and my younger sisters, with lots of decorations, fun and love.I remember decorations all over the house. I’m sure my mother didn’t have those in the early years, particularly when I was very young, but she certainly has them now – many large ...

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