Dec 11

Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge Blog Tour

Our dear friend Katherine, from Katherine’s Corner, invited her readers to join her this Christmas season for what she hoped would become an annual event – the Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge. Everyone was invited to join the fun by using a new or old holiday magazine cover (November / December) as inspiration and recreate it our way! We could create a cover image using our own items, or recreate the cover with other images to express our vision for a holiday magazine cover.

All of the participants will be included in a random drawing and two winners will each receive a one-year subscription to Veranda Magazine, Elle Decor, or House Beautiful magazine (winner’s choice).


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I met my challenge using Woman’s Home Companion magazine, which was an American monthly publication, published from 1873 to 1957. It was highly successful with a circulation of more than four million during the 1930s and 1940s.

Holiday Magazine challenge Inspiration CoverThis is the Woman’s Home Companion cover for December, 1932


Fullscreen capture 12102015 70610 PMThis is Vintage Mama’s Cottage magazine cover, December 2015,  inspired by the Woman’s Home Companion magazine.


This project was so much fun! At first, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to find a more modern magazine for my inspiration, but as I always do, I found myself drawn to the vintage magazines. So when I discovered the Woman’s Home Companion, which is very much like our Ruby for Women magazine, I knew immediately that this was the one I was going to use for the Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge.

Here is a bit of the history of the Woman’s Home Companion magazine which I found to be interesting, and gave me lots of ideas for upcoming issues of Ruby for Women:

“Woman’s Home Companion is an “all American” women’s magazine focusing on the middle-class domestic sphere in which many women rely on to know what to purchase through advertisements, seeking help in advice columns, outlining social reform, or to simply passing the time by reading literary articles.  The four million magazines that Woman’s Home Companion sold by the year 1957, making it “to the top of the highly competitive field of women’s magazines,” contributed to the making of the American magazine.”  

You can read the rest of this article on the website Newsstand 1925: Woman’s Home Companion


I hope you will join us for the Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge Blog Tour.

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  1. Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations

    The vintage magazine theme is so much fun and beautiful! I love the nostalgic touch.

  2. Katherines Corner

    a lovely vintage style creation my cherished friend. Thank you for participating xo

  3. Parsimonious Decor Darling

    Such a wonderful job, wow! I adore the little vintage children, lovely illustrations!

  4. Karren Haller

    I love how you created the vintage cover, great challenge.
    I would love for you to drop by and share posts on my #OMHGFF as well.
    Happy Holidays!

  5. Linda

    I love what you did with your magazine cover!! So perfect for your blog also. Have a great Christmas! Linda @Crafts a la mode

  6. Debi@Add Value To Your Home

    It seems to really fit your personality. What fun this challenge was!!! So many different ideas!

  7. Lisa Silfwerbrand

    I love that you used a vintage/antique magazine for our challenge! Such a pretty cover and I love everything vintage 🙂 Hugs, Lisa

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