25th Anniversary Countdown to Christmas: Day 24

Throughout December, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Martha Stewart Living magazine, I will examine 25 of the most memorable and influential people, moments and milestones at Martha Stewart's company over the last quarter century: the Martha Moments that fans are especially grateful for. I hope you enjoy these reflections on twenty-five years of excellence!


There have been few magazines in the history of publication that have devoted so much time and talent to the celebration of the holidays. Martha Stewart Living really did set the standard. With entire teams of talented crafters, artists, bakers and sewers working behind the scenes, the magazine imparted such a wealth of how-to information and inspiration for the reader who was eager to celebrate the holidays (any holiday, every holiday!) with style and verve. This post is a celebration of the ingenuity, creativity, wit, whimsy and delight that guides each of the departments at Martha Stewart Living charged with creating magic during the holidays! 

In the late 1990s, Martha and her team designed the holiday windows for the Sony Center in New York City. Click here to watch this wonderful episode of Martha Stewart Living about the making of these windows.
Kevin Sharkey's Asian-inspired Christmas tree from a few years ago is so beautiful and so inspired.
There have been so many excellent Christmas trees designed by the editors over the years.
Tabletop Christmas trees are so charming and beautiful, diminutive but elegant. I love these.
There have been so many colourful and fun wreaths over the years, too!
And it's not just Christmas! Celebrating Valentine's Day has been a staple for readers from the very start.

Easter too!
Thanksgiving is always done beautifully at Martha Stewart Living.

And, of course, Halloween!

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