Boxing Day, garden dreaming, 2018 weather

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

star of bethlehem

The darling of the world is come,
And fit it is we find a room
To welcome Him.
The nobler part
Of all the house here is the heart

–Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
360th day of the year

Ozzie Smith (baseball player) was born on this day in 1954.
Gerald Ford (38th U.S. president) died on this day in 2006.

Today is Boxing Day

Boxing Day 2019: What is Boxing Day?
What is Boxing Day? Why is it called Boxing Day? And what, if anything, does boxing have to do with it? Boxing Day, like a box, has many points of interest. Here is the short history of Boxing Day, some recipes, and more.
Lighted Glass Mason Jar

Makes a great centerpiece or accent decoration. Features a 4-hour timer. Requires 2 AAA batteries.
2018 Long-Range Predictions

Long-Range Weather Forecast
Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been known for its traditionally 80 percent–accurate forecasts.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Start Dreaming!

10 Tips for Beginner Gardeners
Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground and stand back, right? If only it were that easy! Here are 10 garden planning tips to consider before you dig in:
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. 
Seed Catalogs and Web Sites

Free Garden Seed Catalogs and Online Plant Sources
It’s never too early to start planning your garden! Here’s a list of mail-order and online seed catalogs that you can peruse while you’re waiting for the growing season to begin.
Screaming Eagle Garden Stake

Features a bright and bold patriotic eagle that was made in the USA. Powder-coated metal for durability and rust resistance. 
Easy Apricot and Pistachio Bark

Apricot and Pistachio Bark

You’ve got to try this simple recipe for making candy! This easy and delicious treat is an excellent homemade gift for teachers, coworkers, friends, and family.

Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.