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Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh

Cut 1″ from the bottom when you bring it home from the lot to keep it fresher longer. Bonus Tip: Save the piece of wood and write your name and the year on it to treasure as a family keepsake ornament!

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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