‘Tis the Season to Gift the DAR Magazine

Written by: Aubrey Williams, National Chair, DAR Magazine
November 19, 2019

During the holiday season, you may be stumped when thinking of the perfect gift for the people on your shopping list. Have you ever considered gifting our own American Spirit magazine?

American Spirit is a beautifully designed, award-winning publication that shares our National Society’s love of American history, preservation and genealogy with readers around the world. It’s the perfect way to share the DAR with your loved ones, local teachers, schools, libraries and more through a gift subscription!

What might you find inside the latest issue of American Spirit for November/December? Fans of the TV show Outlander might be especially interested in the story about Scottish prisoners of war sent to the American colonies. Those who love the holiday season will enjoy the feature on Colonial caroling, exploring the earliest holiday songs and their evolution over time. Those who would love to escape to a warmer climate will jump aboard the Spirited Adventure feature on Honolulu, Hawaii. These stories are just some of the many that are sure to win the interest of any reader who enjoys history, travel and more.

Additionally, gifting the American Spirit benefits your chapter. Every paid subscription benefits the chapter in regards to the Chapter Achievement Award (CAA), including gift subscriptions. Chapters are also eligible for CAA points if the Chapter Regent has a current subscription. All orders received by December 31, 2019, will be eligible to count towards the 2019 CAA year.

If you are a DAR member who does not receive the magazine, you are missing out twofold. The members-only Daughters newsletter that accompanies the magazine is an invaluable tool for both leaders and members alike to better know the work being done by our National Society and our chapters worldwide. With messages from our President General, news from DAR Headquarters, minutes from National Board of Management meetings and committee updates, it’s a must-read for any member. In addition, it is also fascinating to read the “With the Chapters” section, filled with stories from every corner of the country to inspire you to serve in your own neck of the woods. Those with genealogical interests find the list of New Ancestors very helpful as well.

So you see, a subscription to American Spirit is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to read, and it is the perfect gift for yourself as a member to stay connected and engaged with our National Society!

As your National Chair, I hope that you will consider spreading the American Spirit to those around you in your family, chapter, community and more. I enjoy hearing from so many of our members about the magazine, and I know that it would be a welcome addition to any stocking or gift exchange in the coming months.

Those subscriptions renewed or purchased by November 20 will be guaranteed to receive the January/February 2020 issue. Don’t hesitate to subscribe online or call the DAR magazine office TOLL-FREE: 1-866-327-6242, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. You may also subscribe via mail.

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