St. Nicholas Day, December forecast, COVID vs. flu symptoms

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

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, December 5, 2020

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’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

–Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863)

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St. Nicholas Day 2020
St. Nicholas Day 2020
Was Saint Nicholas a real person? Is he the true Santa Claus and Father Christmas? Find out about the history of St. Nicholas Day and the traditions associated with this holiday (leave out those shoes!).
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December Forecast 2020: Some Chilling News
December Forecast 2020: Some Chilling News
Ready for our December 2020 weather forecast? This month begins the “meteorlogical winter.” It’s going to be a chilly start in much of the United States and Canada. Let’s take a look at what’s in store.
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Foaming Hand Soap is Back in Stock!

The Old Farmer’s Store has a wide variety of Foaming Hand Soap available! This luxurious and fragrant soap contains shea butter and aloe vera for gentle cleansing and moisturizing. With various lovely scents to choose from, washing your hands can be a delightful experience!

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath
Make a Christmas wreath from scratch! Plus, enjoy a good forage in your own yard or garden for natural materials.  Making your own wreath is an easy but very satisfying project—and we’ll show you how in eight steps with our guide and accompanying video.
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What's your favorite Almanac Calendar?

Whether you’re an organized busy bee, an expert gardener, or a budding astronomer: We’ve got the calendar for you with classic Almanac wit and wisdom! Start 2021 off right with your favorite calendar!

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Spicy Sinterklaas Cookies (Speculaas)
Spicy Sinterklaas Cookies (Speculaas)

Bake a special treat for St. Nicholas Day this year. These yummy, crunchy cookies leave a delicious spice taste in your mouth, with hints of orange.

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What does snow on Christmas night mean for next year's crops?

Find out fun facts about every holiday with the 2021 Engagement Calendar. This popular daily planner provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Cheer up each day with wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore!

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Is it a Cold, the Flu, COVID? How to Tell the Difference.
Is it a Cold, the Flu, COVID? How to Tell the Difference.
Do I have COVID, a bad cold, or the flu? It’s winter and the traditional flu season, so it’s common to be experiencing symptoms.  We find ourselves in the same position. Learn how to tell the difference and see a helpful symptom checker.
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