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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, December 2, 2018

winter wonder

But Winter has yet brighter scenes—he boasts
Splendors beyond what gorgeous Summer knows;
Or Autumn with his many fruits, and woods
All flushed with many hues

–William Cullen Bryant ​​​​​​(1794–1878)

 
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The Month of December 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
December Happenings

The Month of December 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What’s happening in December 2019? This month brings with it snow (for many), family, feasts, and fun, but remember to grab some hot cocoa during this winter month and relax when you can.
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Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

$4.00 OFF, BESTSELLER Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.

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$7.95
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids
 
December Birthstone: Color and Meaning
Birthstone for December

December Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The December birthstone, turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good fortune and success and is believed to relax the mind and to protect its wearer from harm. Turquoise rings, in particular, are thought to keep away evil spirits.
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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.

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$32.99
Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala
 
December Birth Flowers
Birth Flowers for December

December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other—one being a bulb and the other an evergreen—but they both symbolize hope.
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Antique Wood Bobbin Kaleidoscope

Made from a hardwood bobbin that was used in a textile mill for many years. 

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$16.95
Antique Wood Bobbin Kaleidoscope
 
Guess Our First Snow Contest!
Snow Contest Winners

Guess Our First Snow Contest!
UPDATE: Well, that was quick! After an early storm, we’ve already had our first “real snow” of the season! The winning date this year was November 15, 2018—more than three weeks earlier than last year’s winning date!
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Owls of North America Coasters

Set of four coasters featuring the exquisite artwork of Roger Tory Peterson. Made in Vermont.

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$16.97
Owls of North America Coasters
 
Long-Range Weather Forecast
Dec and Jan Forecasts Available

Long-Range Weather Forecast
Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been known for its traditionally 80 percent–accurate forecasts. Find the long range weather summary and month by month predictions for your city, state, or region of the USA or Canada.
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Wooden Wing Bookmarks

Made in Vermont from a very thin maple veneer that won’t damage book bindings. Choose from bald eagles, barred owls, great blue herons, ospreys, peregrine falcons, snowy owls, cardinals, eastern bluebirds, and hummingbirds.

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$4.00
Wooden Wing Bookmarks