Paper snowflakes, Christmas baking, cyclamens

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 18, 2020

snow-moon

The rayless sun,
Day’s journey done,
Sheds its last ebbing light
On fields in leagues of beauty spread
Unearthly white.
Thick draws the dark,
And spark by spark,
The frost-fires kindle, and soon
Over that sea of frozen foam
Floats the white moon.

–Walter de la Mare (1873–1956)

 
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How to Make Paper Snowflakes
How to Make Paper Snowflakes

How to Make Paper Snowflakes
Turn your home into a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes! Perfect for a snow day, this easy project is fun for all ages.

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Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant
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Christmas Dessert Recipes
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