I’m a Country Living magazine subscriber, but Country Living Christmas Joys is the first book from them that I have seen. I was really impressed with how many holiday ideas they included in the book, while keeping the design bright, clean and easy to read. The photos are striking and I like how there’s a stunning full page photo on almost every page. Just flipping through it put me in a festive mood and I have lots of pages marked with sticky notes for ideas I’m looking forward to trying. (Plus, I love the gorgeous Christmas sweater binding, too!)
My favorite ideas so far have been the cinnamon sugar lattice cookies, which look like the top of an apple pie, but in cookie form. I like to warm up chunky applesauce and top it with these cookies for an easy dessert. There are also lots of great ideas for seasonal crafts, including my favorite — a tiny winter scene in a salt shaker! I think it would also make a lovely gift and the gift tag printed on the inside of the cover makes it easy to do so.