Keeping warm, easy cookie recipes, DIY aftershave

Daily Newsletter for Monday, December 11, 2017

rose in snow

Heart-warm against the stormy white,
The Rose of Joy burns warmer yet
–Thomas Gold Appleton (1812–84)

Monday, December 11, 2017
345th day of the year

Rider Strong (actor) was born on this day in 1979.
Sam Cooke (singer) died on this day in 1964.

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Easy Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Try one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids—or adults! These recipes are easy to bake and, oh, so delicious! Get the recipes for snowball cookies, gingerbread boys, shortbread, and more!
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design.
Gardener Gift Ideas

Great Gifts for Gardeners
My son asked me what I wanted for Christmas.  Like he had to ask?  We gardeners are always thrilled with toys and practical items for the garden, from seeds to shovels.  Even novices enjoy plants, herbs to grow indoors and seeds to try next spring.
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!
2017 Hurricane Results

Hurricane Forecast | Hurricane Facts and Common Questions
The 2017 hurricane season officially ended on November 30. Here is the summary of observed activity versus forecast—plus, hurricane facts and information from The Old Farmer’s Almanac!
In the Garden 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. 
Easy Homemade Aftershave

DIY Aftershave, Shaving Cream, Toner, Deodorant
Most DIY bodycare articles seem to aim exclusively at women. But both men and women may have similar concerns about the products they use on their bodies, and like women, some men have taken to making their own. See our recipes below. Or, you can make the ultimate homemade gift for someone in your life!
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.   
Staying Warm!

How to Keep Warm in Winter
Cold much? Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits. No matter where you live, keeping warm is a basic need that we all share. Here are some tips—from both Almanac editors and readers—about how to stay warm. These aren’t “big” projects like buying a new heating system—just inexpensive, resourceful ways to help you warm up now!
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails.