St. Lucia buns, year's best meteor shower, mistletoe

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, December 12, 2018

sun on snow

Lucy light, Lucy light,
shortest day and longest night


Wednesday, December 12, 2018
346th day of the year

Connie Francis (singer) was born on this day in 1938.
Tom Laughlin (actor) died on this day in 2013.

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St. Lucia's Day Buns

St. Lucia Buns

These buns are traditionally served the morning of St. Lucia’s Day—which always falls on December 13. Find out more about St. Lucia—and how to make these sweet rolls!



Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

“I was always tired, my whole body felt heavy, and my stomach… it actually looked huge,” she recalls. Then, she met a doctor who recommended something totally unexpected. Her stomach “deflated,” her mood improved, and her energy skyrocketed.
Christmas Appetizers

Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho, ho, ho! Here are 12 of our favorite Christmas appetizer recipes. Whether it’s classic deviled eggs or our famous cheese ball, find some great ideas that go from the appetizer staples to elegant hors d’oeuvres.
Chala Cell Phone Xbody 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.
Guide to the Geminids

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018
Get ready for Geminids 2018! The Geminid meteor shower will put on a fantastic show the evening of Thursday, December 13! There will be very little moonlight interference this year, increasing their visibility. Find out how to see the Geminid meteor shower with our top tips and guide.
Dragonfly Tea Infuser

A great gift for the tea drinker. Enough loose tea fits in the stainless steel mesh ball for a pot, or use less for a cup. Handmade in Vermont from fine pewter.
Mistletoe's Meaning

Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?
Of all the plants used as Christmas decorations, none has as long and interesting a history as mistletoe. Discover the meaning of mistletoe, fascinating folklore, and why people kiss beneath it.
Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

Colorful socks with terrifc advice! Makes a great gift!  
Meaning of Christmas

Christmas Day 2019
What is the real meaning of Christmas? Enjoy our Everything Christmas page with Christmas dates, customs, folklore, and beautiful quotes—perfect for a Christmas card!
Heirloom-Quality Pewter Ornaments

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