As we prepare for the busy holiday season, many of you are probably compiling your annual greeting card list. Sending out handmade cards would be ideal, but the thought of actually making one might be intimidating. American Spirit‘s November/December issue makes the process a lot more manageable (and fun) with a how-to story from our own crafter-in-residence Summer Huggins. In the following step-by-step video, Summer offers quick and easy tips for making your own holiday cards to share with family and friends this year.

And in honor of Veterans Day, the issue expands the regular Today’s Daughters department to salute four special members of the Daughters of the American Revolution who contributed to the WWII cause: Doris Alberts, Evelyn Parker Clark, Florrideen Wakenight Lyle and Katharine Phillips Singer. Thanks to them and to all veterans who made sacrifices for our freedom.