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AuntJamelle

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So as some of you may recall I recently did a THOROUGH clean and organize of my craft room. As I went through it all I happened to come upon a stack of old magazines DMIL gave me a long time ago.

Look at these beauties!!!!

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Does anyone else remember these???

The issues I have are from 1994, 1996 and 1999...then I have some non holiday ones too. I just get a kick out of reading them - and truly - for all that they are over 20 years old I am STILL finding things in them to make me laugh, cry or say OOoooh - I need to try that! :D

There are no real advertisements and the paper they are made of is nice and thick too - very different from most magazines now.

Does anyone else have old copies they've tucked away? I wish there was a good way to share them - maybe digitally somehow? Not sure how that would work - or if anyone would even be interested.

I'll leave you will my favorite reader's tip...

Need a warm place to let the bread dough rise? Put it to bed. On your heated waterbed!!!!! LOL I cry!!!!
 

MrsSoup

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That is a great find! I love to look through older things like that. They have hidden treasures in them for sure.
 

sweetpumkinpye

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How amazing are they? I get very nostalgic when I see things like this.
I can just imagine putting the bread dough in the water bed, how funny
 

Lana

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I have those 2 Country Woman issues and I think the Crafting Tradition one.

I had always liked the hair on the cover of the 1st one. I had been getting Country Woman since the mid 80s and a few years back I let the issues go but kept the Christmas ones or if not the whole issue went thru and took out alot.
 

PamelaG

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Love the older Christmas magazines. Definitely better paper quality and more real life ideas and suggestions.
 

Lori K

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. . . I wish there was a good way to share them - maybe digitally somehow? Not sure how that would work - or if anyone would even be interested.

I'll leave you will my favorite reader's tip...

Need a warm place to let the bread dough rise? Put it to bed. On your heated waterbed!!!!! LOL I cry!!!!
That last line made me laugh so hard I spit out my coffee. Thank you, I needed that laugh this morning!

As for sharing them, digitally or otherwise, please know that they are still under copyright and it would be a violation of copyright law to share their content (entirely, or as significant excerpts) without the publisher's permission. That is one of the "hats" I wore (Rights & Permissions) when I worked full time for an educational publisher. Just want to keep everyone safe from litigation. Sorry ... I consider you all my digital friends and I don't want to see anyone in hot water -- especially as the holidays approach.

I have a collection of Christmas-themed non-fiction that gets set bedside or table-side in my family room, as holiday decor. These might make nice display items, as well.

-- Lori K