Homemade bird food, Christmas forecast, Venus meets Saturn

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, December 8, 2019


The holly! the holly! oh, twine it with bay—
Come give the holly a song;
For it helps to drive stern winter away,
With his garment so sombre and long.

–Eliza Cook (1818–89)

Gardening Calendar
Will We Have a White Christmas?

Christmas Weather Forecast 2019: Will It Snow on Christmas?
Will it be a white Christmas this year? Will it snow for Christmas? Here is the 2019 Christmas weather forecast summary for the U.S. and Canada from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.


Muscle aches. Arthritis. Backaches.

Body aches lead to sleepless nights and make it hard to function throughout the day. That’s why choosing the right pain relief cream is a crucial step in managing your pain. Learn more about the cream that 2x Heavyweight World Champion George Forman relies on.
Venus and Saturn Pair Up

Sky Map: December 2019
Our December 2019 Sky Map highlights the December 10 Venus–Saturn conjunction! See a star chart that’s also printable—plus viewing information.


Still looking for holiday gifts? This low sugar, culinary inspired jam out of Brooklyn is perfect

Need the perfect last minute gift? Trade Street Jam makes a stellar choice: a healthy jam that is every chef’s cooking and cocktail dream. Snag the best selling Strawberry Chipotle & Fig Jam. Use code GOODFOOD for 15% off.
Homemade Bird Food

Homemade Bird Food Recipes
Here are some great homemade bird food recipes that can be used at any time of the year, but especially in the cold winter months when natural resources are scarce.
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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Gifting Spring Bulbs

Spring Bulbs: The Perfect Present for Any Gardener
Whether it’s a particular smell which triggers childhood memories or the way they brighten a dull winter’s day, spring bulbs grown indoors are a wonderful gift, bringing the spirit of spring to your house even when your garden is dormant.
Solar-Powered Decorative Lighting

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light. Check out our large selection.
Homemade Eggnog

Eggnog (non-alcoholic)

This homemade non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is a rich and creamy holiday drink for both adults and children.

Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

This handy cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself.