Geminids coming, keeping tree fresh, party food

Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 8, 2017

angels singing

Then came the merry maskers in,
And carols roar'd with blithesome din
.
–Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)

Friday, December 8, 2017
342nd day of the year


AnnaSophia Robb (actress) was born on this day in 1993.
John Glenn (astronaut, first American to orbit Earth) died on this day in 2016.



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Get Ready For The Geminids!

Geminid Meteor Shower 2017
In 2017, the famous Geminid meteor shower will put on a fantastic show! After being washed out by the “supermoon” in 2016, there will be no moonlight to interfere this year. Mark your calendars for the night of December 13, when the bright Geminids peak with over a meteor a minute!
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Handcare Caddy

A silver-toned caddy holding our popular foaming hand soap and rich hand lotion together in one place, whether in the bath or the kitchen. Very elegant, very convenient. 
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$21.99
 
Keeping Your Tree Fresh

Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees, it is a year-round commitment.
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Christmas Bells Pewter Globe Ornament

Intricately-detailed hollow globe of pewter that features a holiday bells design. Inside the globe is a bell that gives off a sweet jingle sound. 
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$29.99
 
Natural Holiday Decorating

Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried flower heads, and seedpods.
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The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses, including gifting!
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$49.95 (Save $10)
 
Start Planning!

Christmas Dinner Recipes
Browse our top Christmas dinner recipes, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve also added Christmas side dishes and soups to round out the meal!
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.   
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Party Food Ideas

Party Recipes for Christmas
When preparing party recipes for Christmas, keep the menu simple. With a little organization and a few hours spent cooking, you can offer a hospitable feast without becoming crazed.
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Colorful Kitchen Aprons

Made for the home chef. These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have timeless prints. Impress your guests at dinner parties!
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$21.95