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Holiday Folklore: The Yule Cat

THE YULE CAT The oldest written sources on the Yule Cat are from the Nineteenth Century. These refer to the fact that those who do not get a new item of clothing for Yule are destined to become offerings for … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions: Icelandic Yule Lads

The Yule Lads The Yule Lads, or Yulemen, (Icelandic: jólasveinarnir or jólasveinar) are figures from Icelandic folklore who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus. The Yule Lads originate from Icelandic folklore. The Yule Lads were … Continue reading

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Gift Guide: Essentials For The Travel Addicted On Your List

One of the most important things about traveling is deciding on the next destination. These two books have you covered. Feed your curiosity of our big big world with these satisfying selections. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 Our annual … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions: Yuletide Prayers

PRAYER TO THE WINTER GODDESS O! Mighty goddess, in silvery ice, watching over us as we sleep, a layer of shining white, covering the earth each night, frost on the world and in the soul, we thank you for visiting … Continue reading

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Holiday Recipes: Yuletide Slaw

Yuletide Slaw 4 cups red cabbage, shredded (or 2 cups red, 2 cups Savoy) 1 green bell pepper, chopped (optional) 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground 1/2 tsp. celery seed 1 … Continue reading

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DIY Gifts: Yule Spice Potourri

Yule Spice Potpourri  • 2 Oranges • 2 Lemons • 1/4 c Whole cloves • 1/4 c Whole allspice • 5 Cinnamon Sticks, broken • 5 dried Bay leaves, crumbled Using a vegetable peeler, peel fruit carefully, removing only the … Continue reading

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Holiday Recipes: Easy Caramel Pretzels

Ingredients 2 Bags of Mini Pretzels 4 Mars Bars (or choice of Rolo, Snickers etc) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Directions Place pretzels on baking sheets. Unwrap chocolate and place in center of each pretzel. Place … Continue reading

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