Paper snowflakes, Christmas cacti, easy biscotti

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 15, 2017


Hark, how all the welkin rings,
'Glory to the King of kings';
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled
–Charles Wesley (1707–88)

Friday, December 15, 2017
349th day of the year

Tim Conway (comedian & actor) was born on this day in 1933.
Dick Stuart (also known as "Dr. Strangeglove," baseball player) died on this day in 2002.

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Beautiful Holiday Wreath

How to Make a Christmas Wreath
A beautiful Christmas wreath sets the tone for the festive season.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Holiday Cactus Bloom

Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus and Easter Cactus
Our Christmas cactus is blooming its heart out right now. Did you know: A Christmas cactus is one of three popular holiday cacti: Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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.   
Make Paper Snowflakes!

How to Make Paper Snowflakes
Here are simple instructions on how to make paper snowflakes to decorate your wintery wonderland! 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.  
Easy, Festive Biscotti

Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti

If you’ve never made biscotti, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is! Our Cranberry-Pistacho Biscotti with its red and green colors is just perfect for the holiday season.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
Festive Granola

Christmas Granola

This recipe, passed down from my mother-in-law, is both healthy and tasty!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes.