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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: EDITOR at large

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EDITOR at large

On gift-giving occasions-- Christmas, birthdays, whatever-- I invariably feel inadequate around here because so many of our staff members create such special presents, far beyond anything I could hope to produce myself. Jerry Preator, our art director, is one good example.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: HOUSEPLANTS IN THE Christmas Spirit

Pages: 14, 16, 18

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HOUSEPLANTS IN THE Christmas Spirit

Many houseplants can be grouped with other items to symbolize various aspects of the Christmas story. Here we show how you can use some of these plants to spot-decorate your home in very special ways.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Gardener's log

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Gardener's log

You can save money and express yourself by assembling your own evergreen wreaths and garlands for the holidyas. Use unwanted branches from your evergreen shrubs if possible.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Holiday Dieting Tips

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Holiday Dieting Tips

As every dieter knows, holiday feasting can be harmful to figures. Here are some timely suggestions to help you cut calories without missing out on all the fun.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Choosing a Ceiling Fan

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Choosing a Ceiling Fan

Although best known for its cooling effect in the summer, the electric ceiling fan also can help to keep you warm during the winter. A ceiling fan can move heated air that's trapped near the ceiling back down to the living area, so it takes less heat to keep you comfortable.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Movie and print system

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Movie and print system

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Active microwave appliances

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Active microwave appliances

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Photo print maker

Page: 39

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Photo print maker

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Buffet appliances

Page: 40

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Buffet appliances

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: BORROWING: DO YOU NEED CREDIT INSURANCE?

Pages: 47, 48

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BORROWING: DO YOU NEED CREDIT INSURANCE?

Suppose you've decided to borrow money for a new car or some home improvements. The loan contract has an additional charge for credit life insurance to pay off the debt in case you die. The insurance could provide good protection for your family. But are you obligated to buy credit insurance to get the loan? Perhaps-- although chances are you can get the same coverage for a lot less elsewhere. Here's what to consider.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: CHRISTMAS a time for magic

Pages: 52, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 132, 134, 138, 140, 142, 143, 144, 147, 148, 150, 153, 154, 156, 158, 162, 164, 165, 167

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CHRISTMAS a time for magic

It's Christmas-- a time when everyone becomes a Merlin of sorts. For what is more magical than these festive days when opportunities to dazzle, and opportunities to share, await you at every turn? To help you conjure up your own magic, we've filled these pages with easy-to-make gifts, ornaments, wraps, and finery, and we even persuaded that jolly magician, Santa Claus, to be the holiday impresario!

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Scenic Retreats In the Northwest

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Scenic Retreats In the Northwest

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a wintry family vacation? To help you plan your gala getaway, here's a cross-country collection of delightful destinations where you should be able to make last-minute reservations.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Country Sojourns in the Midwest

Pages: 58, 64

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Country Sojourns in the Midwest

A special magic surrounds many Midwestern country towns when the yuletide season nears. In these rural settlements, old traditions are held in esteem and the holiday spirit comes naturally. There's no better place to reacquaint your family with the simple joys of the season. And often, there's the bonus of winter sports nearby.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Big-City Sprees Up North

Pages: 61, 64

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Big-City Sprees Up North

During the holidays, Canadian cities become especially enthralling. They add a European flavor to the excitement that engulfs every big city at that time of year. What's more, these friendly metropolises to the north are easy to reach and offer visitors a favorable exchange rate (a U.S. dollar is worth about $1.20 in Canada).

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Resort Getaways Out East

Pages: 62, 64

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Resort Getaways Out East

The holiday season transforms some of the East's posh, popular summer resort areas into welcoming winter havens offering simple pleasures and outdoor fun. Not only that, prices are lower and crowds less likely than at other times of the year.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Christmas GIFTS

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Christmas GIFTS

If there are still a few gaps in your gift list, our ideas might help you fill them. You'll find lots of gifts for the kitchen, plus stereo gear, desk accessories, toys and games, luggage, sports equipment, furniture, food, and more. Prices listed are suggested retail prices. Manufacturers' addresses are listed at the end of the section.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: HOLIDAY DECORATING family style

Pages: 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85

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HOLIDAY DECORATING family style

Garlands of greenery and glowing candles, favorite ornaments tucked among the pine boughs, and colorful lights shimmering in the tree, all contribute to the warmth and excitement of the holiday season. For many of us-- like the owners of the homes you're about to visit-- holiday decorating is a synthesis of many things. We cherish customs from childhood, borrow a few regional traditions, and finally, add our own personal touches.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: What's What In Window Shutters

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What's What In Window Shutters

When it comes to a window dressing that's as versatile as it is handsome, shutters are a first-rate choice. They can complement almost any decor, whether you've chosen to furnish your home with formal French pieces or flea market finds. Shutters also offer maximum light and air control with minimal maintenance.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Floor-To-Ceiling Window Treatments

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Floor-To-Ceiling Window Treatments

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: A Free-Form Divider

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A Free-Form Divider

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Baking Pan Substitutions

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Baking Pan Substitutions

You needn't scrap a recipe just because your kitchen isn't equipped with the recommended baking pan. Chances are you have a pan that will work just as well. Here are some guidelines to help you improvise.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: Shopping editor's choice

Pages: 188, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173

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Shopping editor's choice

Discover the ease and pleasure of shopping by mail. Order from the convenience of your own home with complete confidence. If not delighted, each company will happily refund your money.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1981 Magazine Article: The Man Next Door

Page: 174

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The Man Next Door

Burt, Jr., who shovels in winter, mows in summer, and procrastinates in all seasons, has decided that he likes snow better than grass. "Snow melts, grass doesn't," he explains.

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