Follow the Moon, Christmas stollen, making wreaths

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 7, 2018

stars and moon

“Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.”
―Victor Hugo (1802–85)

Friday, December 7, 2018
341st day of the year

Larry Bird (basketball player) was born on this day in 1956.
Harry Morgan (actor) died on this day in 2011.

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Follow the Moon This Weekend

Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2018
See this printable sky map for December 2018 to navigate the skies! This month, we let the Moon guide us through some of the best starry sights in the winter sky.


Cardiologist: “I Beg Everyone To Quit 3 Foods”

There are millions of bacteria in our bodies that are competing for food to thrive on. Some can actually hijack your brain and make you crave more junk food. Wahtc the video and learn more about these bad bacteria.
A True Story

Frozen Stiff: A True Story of Winter Survival
Here’s a chilling true story to welcome winter, as well as five tips to keep yourself safe from frostbite in freezing temperatures. 


No pipes to freeze.

With no water and drains required, there are no pipes to freeze during the cold winter months. Learn more about Incinolet and change the way you think about toilets.
Christmas Stollen

Christmas Stollen

A lovely version of an old favorite. Decorate with whole candied cherries, and use other candied fruit pieces to make leaves and stems.

Pewter Zipper Pulls

Great for fleece coats and backpacks! Pewter zipper pulls are fun and convenient!  A stylish accessory that is also helpful for arthritic hands. Made in Vermont.
George's Eggnog Recipe

George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Here is a recipe for Christmas Eggnog from our first president, in the exact words as they were written by George Washington himself. Our favorite instruction is the last one: “Taste Frequently.” This was one of Washington’s favorite concoctions for celebrating Christmas at Mount Vernon. (Get ready. It will knock your socks off!)
Chala Cell Phone Cross Body Purses

Fun and functional! 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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How to Make a Wreath

How to Make a Christmas Wreath
A beautiful Christmas wreath sets the tone for the festive season.
Heirloom-Quality Pewter Ornaments

Handcrafted in Vermont from fine pewter. Choose from a large selection of designs.