I hope this finds you and your herds both happy and healthy during this holiday season. This is by far my favorite time of year as we prepare to gather with our loved ones and rejoice in our ability to fellowship together once again. I always feel like this time of year flies by so quickly.
With all the shopping to do, decorating to be done and food to cook; it can be overwhelming! One thing we all know to be true is that ranch work never stops, not even for the holidays. To lighten the load, here are a few gift suggestions for your cattle obsessed loved ones.
ANCW Wildrag: As vibrant as the CattleWomen that wear them, the ANCW custom wildrags are both stylish and functional. You can purchase this year’s new design at www.ancw.org/merchandise.
BEEF: Give the gift of delicious BEEF this holiday season by slipping an OCW Beef Certificate in your loved one’s stocking! Oklahoma is home to many ranching families that sell beef direct to consumers. Head on over to our website for a database of Oklahoma producers, restaurants and grocers that accept Beef Certificates. https://okcattlewomen.org/Beef-Certificates.
Membership: The gift of an OCW Membership is the gift that keeps on giving! At just $20, an annual OCW Membership easily fits into even the smallest of stockings. Members receive monthly updates on the cattle industry, networking and educational opportunities, and the ability to gather with like minded women that love BEEF.
Speaking of the gift of membership, OCW has a junior membership option for even the smallest of CattleWomen! My daughter, Laramie, loves being a junior member and getting to meet other girls that love cows like she does. This year we’ve seen our junior members giving back to their communities by reading to kids in classrooms and assisting at local chapter booths. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish in the coming year!
No matter what you place under the tree, I hope you will place nutritious beef on your tables! I have my eye on some delicious recipes in the “Classic Holiday Recipes” collection on the oklabeef.org website. From small gatherings to large, they have recipes to suite any holiday gathering. If you are stuck on what to make for Christmas Dinner, this is a great place to start!
I hope these recommendations make your holiday preparations a bit easier and a bit beefier. From my family to yours, I wish nothing but blessings to you and your loved ones. See you in 2023!
Beef & Blessings
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