Christmas origins, traditions in America, breakfast casserole

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 25, 2020

darling

The darling of the world is come,
And fit it is we find a room    
To welcome Him.

–Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

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Christmas Day 2020
Christmas Day 2020

Christmas occurs on a Friday this year! Discover why we celebrate Christmas Day on December 25, the symbols of Christmas, and a brief history of Christmas. Plus, let’s bring Christmas alive with recipes, crafts, poetry, and customs from around the world!
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Christmas Plants: Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, and Amaryllis
Christmas Plants: Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, and Amaryllis

Popular Christmas plants—such as poinsettia, Christmas cactus, and amaryllis—add festive cheer to any home. Let’s talk about how to care for these festive flowers to keep them blooming over the holiday season and well into the new year!
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Christmas Firsts: The Origins of Christmas Traditions in America
Christmas Firsts: The Origins of Christmas Traditions in America

Do you know who wrote the first Christmas card? Which president put up the first White House Christmas Tree? Which department store hosted the first department store Santa? Here’s a look back at some Christmas firsts in American history.
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How to Fold a Napkin: Easy Napkin Folding Ideas
How to Fold a Napkin: Easy Napkin Folding Ideas

How do you fold a napkin properly? Here are two easy ways to fold cloth napkins for your next shindig, including the classic dinner napkin fold, as well as two more fun techniques to enhance your beautifully-set table in only a few minutes!
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Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole of eggs, sausage, and cheese is perfect for a Sunday or holiday morning.

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