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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, December 16, 2018

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Gone are the days of gloom and error,
Love’s sceptre breaks the rod of terror
In our fair isle.
And as the children sing His message
Of Peace on Earth the joyful presage,
They win God’s smile
.

–George Robert Sims (1847–1922)

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Christmas Facts and Trivia
Christmas Facts and Trivia
Where did the phrase “Jiminy Christmas” come from? What about “Godspeed”? Why do some people write “Xmas”? The answers may surprise you! Enjoy Christmas facts and trivia about the festive season.
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2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   

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5 Types of Sugar Cookies: Find Your Match
5 Types of Sugar Cookies: Find Your Match
What’s your favorite sugar cookie: Soft and pillowy? Cut-outs for decorating? Grandma’s cookies? See 5 easy sugar cookie recipes from scratch and find your match! Or try them all and do a taste test!
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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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Bowls and Boards: Feasting Without Endless Cooking
Bowls and Boards: Feasting Without Endless Cooking
Big bowls, platters, and boards are great alternatives for easy-breezy summer meals and also holiday entertaining. Forget casseroles, individual appetizers, and all that work. Guests enjoy the variety of foods and helping themselves. The best part? No (or less) cooking! Work smarter, not harder!
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Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

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