Christmas cookies for kids, growing ginger indoors, shooting stars

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?
–Victor Hugo (1802–85)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
346th day of the year


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


 
Engagement Calendar
 
Easy Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Want to get the kids involved this holiday season? Try making these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids (or adults)! These recipes are easy to bake and, oh, so delicious! See the recipes for snowball cookies, gingerbread boys, shortbread, and more.
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St. Lucia 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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Catch a Shooting Star

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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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook

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Grow Ginger Indoors

How to Grow Ginger Indoors
Cold and flu season is coming up and, if you find yourself under the weather, a steaming hot cup of fresh ginger tea might be just the thing to make you feel better. If you love ginger, try growing your own!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

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Seed Heads for the Birds

Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds
Most of the garden has been stripped down to bare bones but I am in no hurry to cut down any plants that have interesting seed heads. The birds fully appreciate having a smorgasbord of seeds to choose from and we love watching them. 
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