Restless legs, cookies, White Christmas?

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 7, 2017

robin singing

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

"We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,"
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December

–Oliver Herford (1863–1935)

Thursday, December 7, 2017
See births, events in history, and more!

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

White Christmas Forecast 2017
Will you have a white Christmas? See the Almanac’s White Christmas Forecast for 2017! We’ll list the areas in the U.S. and Canada where snow is predicted—and where it’s not.


Make your Garden Sing!

Let every breeze bring the sounds of the sea into your home and garden haven. Its lilting tones will transport you to a mooring on the Maine coast: feel the fog, smell the salt air, relax in daydreams of a mooring on the Maine coast.

Did You Know?

Ode to Kerosene: It Took Us to the Moon
In some rural areas, folks heat their homes with oil. Some buy kerosene, especially in the coldest months because it doesn’t gel in the lines. The rest of us fondly remember kerosene for all the times we used a Coleman lantern when camping. It was easy to love. Believe it or not, all this connects with astronomy—and rockets in space.
Teapot Tea Infuser

Our most popular tea infuser is based on a pewter teapot made in colonial Connecticut.


Poinsettias: Unlikely Christmas Plants
Ruby-red Poinsettias signal Christmastime. But how did this tropical plant become the traditional Christmas plant? (And by the way, the red blooms are not the flowers; they bracts or modified leaves!) It goes back to a Mexican legend and later the inventiveness of an American nurseryman.
Sun Beam Patio Accent

These fun patio and deck decorations bring an instant smile to everyone’s face! The Sun Beam measures 13 inches in diameter. It’s made of high-quality recycled steel in the USA and powder-coated to endure outdoor weather. 

Cookies for All!

Christmas Cookies

This Christmas Cookie recipe makes those classic sugar cookies that are perfect for decorating! Get out the cookie cutters!

Lighted Glass Mason Jar

Makes a great centerpiece or accent decoration. Features a 4-hour timer. Requires 2 AAA batteries.

Charley Horse?

Restless Legs Syndrome: Symptoms and Home Remedies
Do you have trouble sleeping at night due to restless legs? Here’s a list of restless legs syndrome home remedies and symptoms.
Iditarod Beanie Hat

Designed for extremely cold weather! Features the softest and most luxurious Alpaca fleece.