Full Moon this weekend, birthstones, bone broth

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 1, 2017

november trees

The hills look gaunt in russet garb:
Against the sky the leafless woods
Are dark, and in their solitudes
The chill wind pierces like a barb

–Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)

Friday, December 1, 2017
335th day of the year

Bette Midler (singer & actress) was born on this day in 1945.
Eugene "Bob" Gregoire (first design chief of Ford, creator of the Lincoln Continental) died on this day in 2002.

Full Moon This Weekend!

Full Moon for December 2019
The Full Moon for December 2019 rises on the 12th! Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full Cold Moon. Learn why—and see more Moon facts and folklore.
Christmas Clearance Sale

Save 30% to 50% while supplies last. New items being added daily.
Christmas Customs

Christmas Day 2019
What is the real meaning of Christmas? Enjoy our Everything Christmas page with Christmas dates, customs, folklore, and beautiful quotes—perfect for a Christmas card!
Etched Porcelain Night Lights

Porcelain artwork that comes alive with detail and shadow when lit from behind!
Birthstone for December

December Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The December birthstone, turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good fortune and success and is believed to relax the mind and to protect its wearer from harm. Turquoise rings, in particular, are thought to keep away evil spirits.
Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board

This handy and handsome cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself. 
Birth Flower of December

December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other, one being a bulb and the other an evergreen, but they both symbolize hope.
Sweater Weather Candle

If cozy comfort had a smell—this would be it!
Bone Broth Recipe

Using Bone Broth in Soups and Stews
Incorporating bones into your cooking improves the flavor of soups and stews while also offering health benefits, so we’ll show you how to do it as well as provide some great recipes.
Barn Christmas Ornament

This tiny country barn is totally adorable! Features amazing detail.