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How To Make A Charcuterie Board Wreath

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Charcuterie boards are always popular at parties—no matter what the occasion. This holiday, get a little more creative and dazzle your guests with a festive charcuterie board wreath! Make a “charcute-wreath!” It may leave you saying “it’s too pretty to eat!” Read on for our easy how-to guide, including a video tutorial for making salami

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Folklore And History Of The Christmas Gnome!

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‘Tis the season for long white beards, reddened noses, pudgy bellies, and red pointed caps. Here come the Christmas gnomes! But where do these quirky characters come from, how have they become associated with Christmas, and what is our fascination with their distinctive look and charm? Is there a connection with garden gnomes? We explain.

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Cherry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe — A Great Holiday Gift Idea!

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Have you ever made thumbprint cookies? This recipe will make your knees buckle! It comes from a collection of recipes passed down to our friend Lauren of Must Love Herbs. Lauren is a part of a long line of Appalachian bakers who create stunning treats by weaving together tradition, nature, and art. Her grandmother’s recipe

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How To Pick A Christmas Tree — What To Look For!

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Want to pick a Christmas tree that will radiate joy through the holiday season? Buy a local tree, choose a type that suits your needs (whether it is soft needles for young kids or sturdy branches for heavy ornaments), and make sure it’s fresh! We explain all the details and offer great suggestions—even one type

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10 Places Known For A Beautiful White Christmas

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Mistletoe. Eggnog. Fruitcake. The smell of fresh pine … These are quintessential Christmas traditions that the holidays simply wouldn’t feel as festive without! And when it comes to Christmas Day weather, a snowy “White Christmas” tops the list! Whether or not you’ll awaken to an official White Christmas (one inch or more of snow on

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Heat Therapy: How And When To Treat Pain With Heat

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Remember when you weren’t feeling well and your mom or grandma suggested a heating pad or a warm compress? Ever wonder why? Or ask yourself when you got hurt—is it ice or it heat?  We explain the benefits of heat therapy. Why Heat Therapy   Thermotherapy (heat therapy) is often used to help ease chronic pain

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Grand Prize Winner Shares New Recipe – Holiday Starbread

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Hey FA Readers! Are you looking for a gift that is unique, affordable, and … delicious? Give the gift of Holiday Starbread! We asked Cameron Livesay, the Grand Prize Winner of our 2022 Honey Recipe Contest, to share a holiday recipe that is special to him and his family. Read his heart-warming article and recipe

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December Birthstone – Turquoise – The great Clarity Stone

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December’s birthstone, turquoise, has long been seen as a talisman for luck and protection. From burial rituals in ancient times to the deep history of turquoise in Native American cultures, there is much to discover about this gemstone. Learn more about its fascinating facts and folklore. Read on! Turquoise Facts Where is it found? Turquoise is

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The Magic of Christmas – Reinvented Through Storytelling!

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Writers and illustrators in the 19th century brightened the magic of Christmas and influenced our perceptions of this special holiday. Read on to learn about the creativity that went into the lovable Santa Claus figure and the “merry” tradition that we know so well today! “The Night Before Christmas” Origins In 1822, the Reverend Clement

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