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TAG : Winter 2015

How to Make a Christmas Wreath

I like to use natural materials when I can find them. For this wreath, I chose cedar branches because cedar is in abundance where I live, and I added juniper berries for a nice touch. As an added bonus, using real cedar or pine branches will make your wreath and front entrance smell ...

Letters to the Editor from the Winter 2015 Issue

Family FavoriteI really enjoy Capper’s Farmer. All through my growing-up years, Capper’s Weekly was an eagerly anticipated periodical. Often it was a contest between us three children to be first to the mailbox on the day Capper’s came. Each of us, as well as our parents, had a favorite ...

DIY Holiday Decorations With Rustic Charm

I have always loved the winter season – the crisp air, warm comfort foods, and beautiful holiday decorations. As a child, one of my favorite activities was to decorate the house. My brother and I would haul the totes containing our mother’s assortment of holiday ornaments and décor up from ...

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 ...