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

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Lucy light, Lucy light,
shortest day and longest night
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–Proverb

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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St. Lucia's Day Buns

St. Lucia Buns

These saffron-seasoned sweet buns are traditionally served the morning of St. Lucia’s Day—which always falls on December 13. Find out more about St. Lucia—and the recipe for St. Lucia Buns.

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Christmas Appetizers

Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho, ho, ho! Here are 12 of our favorite Christmas appetizer recipes. Whether it’s classic deviled eggs or shrimp cocktail, find some great ideas that range from appetizing plates to elegant hors d’oeuvres.
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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
 
Guide to the Geminids

Geminid Meteor Shower 2020
Get ready for the Geminids! The great Geminid Meteor Shower peaks the night of December 13, 2020. Get information about the best times to view these famous shooting stars!
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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.
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$24.97
 
Mistletoe's Meaning

Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?
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 and fascinating folklore.
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Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

Colorful socks with terrifc advice! Makes a great gift!  
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$11.97
 
Meaning of Christmas

Christmas Day 2019
Christmas occurs on a Wednesday this year. Discover why we celebrate Christmas Day on December 25, the symbols of Christmas, and a brief history of Christmas. Plus, let’s bring Christmas alive with recipes, crafts, poetry, and customs from around the world!
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Heirloom-Quality Pewter Ornaments

Handcrafted in Vermont from fine pewter. Choose from a large selection of designs.
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$17.99-$31.99