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We want to make sure your youngsters don't get bored this holiday season! Watch as 7-year-old Kara, daughter of Southside Electric Cooperative members, shows how to make CRAYON ORNAMENTS, a fun and easy craft for children and adults! #christmascrafts #craftsforkids #easyornaments #merrychristmas ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Margaret Johnson, member of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative. Margaret was the reader whose holiday photo graced the November/December issue of Cooperative Living. While Margaret was assembling items for the cover image, she realized she could incorporate some of her own history. "The Bible is my mother’s from when she was a young girl. The open Christmas card was sent to my great grandmother almost 100 years ago. The closed card and envelope were received by my husband’s great aunt who was born and raised in Augusta County. Adding these items made the final cover mean even more to me," she says.

Margaret and her husband of almost 27 years, Josh, live in Augusta County and enjoy being co-op members. "We enjoy the savings on our electric bill," she says. When Margaret isn't behind her camera working as a freelance photographer, she loves to travel and cook and take photos of both.

What readers might not know is that Margaret had the added challenge of setting up a Christmas photo shoot in the month of September. But, she says, "It was so exciting to open my mailbox and see one of my photos staring back at me!"

Since the holiday issue's cover story talks about holiday traditions, past and present, we asked Margaret what her favorite Christmas tradition is. "It's riding around with my family on Christmas Eve looking at lights while listening to our favorite Christmas CDs," she says.

Thank you, Margaret, for sharing your photography with us!
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