I have this strategy where I wait until the new year has come—weeks after we have ventured into the next year—before I buy my pocket calendar. My next wall calendar has been fixed behind the old one for some time, my Minnesota Farmers Union calendar that I pick up each summer at the Minnesota State Fair. The pocket calendar is a different story. I wait because they go on sale at some places. Thankfully, I do not have to wait to put items on the Almanac arts calendar. It’s always handy. Here are a few things I’ve jotted down to bring in the New Year!
Everywhere I turn someone is talking about having a Nordic Christmas. Never having had a non-Nordic Christmas, it occurred to me that some of you might need a guide. Here are a few tips on how to celebrate Jul, Nordy-style, in the Twin Cities.
We are halfway through Chanukah, on the verge of Christmas, and peaking at Kwanzaa around the next calendar corner, not to mention the other thirty-odd holidays that my friend Mooks tells us fall in December. If you have been looking at the Almanac arts calendar, you know how busy this world has been.
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