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The Old Magic of Christmas
The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year | Linda Raedisch
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Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas you'll find a Christmas bestiary and a White Witch's herbal, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen. Bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and ornament making while brushing elbows with veiled spirits and discovering the true perils of elves. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season's most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen.
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#Naturalitsy #Midwintersolace

My daughters put the tree up while I was cleaning. I'm excited to get cuddled up in the glow of the Christmas lights later for #hyggehour with the tagged.

IndoorDame Beautiful! ♥️💚♥️ 6mo
TheBookHippie How lovely!!! 🎄 6mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
kspenmoll It‘s gorgeous! 6mo
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I love this book. It is filled with old folklore, but it also has recipes and crafts that go with each old tale. I read it last year and plan to reread it soon 🩵
#Naturalitsy #MidWinterSolace
@AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

TheBookHippie Oooo you had me at recipes 👩🏻‍🍳 6mo
AllDebooks 🩵❄️🩵 6mo
TheKidUpstairs Ooh, this sounds lovely - stacked! 6mo
AllDebooks I started listening to this last night. It's amazing 😍 6mo
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This book was fascinating. It is full of folklore, monsters, Gods and ghosts with lots of projects and recipes. Everything you need to know to celebrate the Yuletide 🌲
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #WinterCosyBookBingo @PuddleJumper #WinterReadathon @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader #MidWinterSolace #Midwinter @AllDebooks

AllDebooks Wonderful 😍 1y
Andrew65 Well done 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
DieAReader 🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻 1y
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This book is all about the darker parts of this dark time of the year. You thought Halloween (Samhain) was dark? Wait until you read these tales! This is one of my favorite books. Meet Frau Perchta and many more.

Happy Holidays and Merry Everything! 🎄🍄

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@BookBosomed1 I absolutely LOVE everything you sent in my #WinterSolsticeSwap! Super excited about all of the books, the candle, the zodiac stones, the gorgeous ornament, the amazing festive safe stick, the chocolate, and OMG this bookmark!! I‘m going to post some more closeup pictures too.

Thank you so much, holiday swap buddy!! 😂❤️

BookBosomed1 Yea! I had to keep reminding myself what I sent in that pkg vs the #bestof2021 pkg. 😂 So glad to be your professional swap buddy! 2y
Chrissyreadit 😍❤️🙌❤️😍❄️🤍❄️👏 2y
Crazeedi Very awesome!! 2y
DebinHawaii What wonderful gifts! 💙❄️💙 2y
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@sprainedbrain I loooooove this package. I‘m so excited for these books & the new reading journal. Not picture: chocolate (bc my partner was already eating it) & so much tea (bc I already put it all on my tea cart). Thank you! #wintersolsticeswap Thank you @Chrissyreadit and @sprainedbrain for hosting!

TheBookHippie All of it looks so good! 2y
BookBosomed1 @TheBookHippie I‘m so excited for these books. @sprainedbrain I‘m pumped about the botantical book. It‘s perfect. And, I wanted Old Magic for myself when I sent it to you. Yea for me! 2y
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you like it! ❤️ 2y
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BookBosomed1 @sprainedbrain Your #bestof2021 package arrived today! I didn‘t get a chance to take a pic. @candority 2y
Chrissyreadit 😍❄️🤍❄️😍 2y
candority @BookBosomed1 Yay! I didn‘t realize you and @sprainedbrain were matched for two swaps this season! 2y
BookBosomed1 @candority Yes, and we are 100% fine with it. :) 2y
sprainedbrain @candority Yes! And it‘s awesome! ❤️ 2y
candority @BookBosomed1 @sprainedbrain I‘m so happy to hear that! 😊💕 2y
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@sprainedbrain I opened my #wintersolsticeswap package. I looooooove it. I‘ll post a pic later. I had a teen‘s bday this morning & a family Christmas party today so I had to jet out of my house before I could remember to grab a photo. @Chrissyreadit

sprainedbrain I opened mine this afternoon and then got a wee bit distracted, but I‘m going to post now! ❤️ 2y
Chrissyreadit You have had a busy day!! 2y
BookBosomed1 @Chrissyreadit It has been. I‘m looking forward to chilling at home and reading tomorrow. 2y
Mitch Such beautiful ribbon ♥️ 2y
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A closer look at a few of the amazing gifts from @MeganAnn as well as a peak at her beautiful wrapping. She made the star ornament! And the amethyst is lovely. Black Santa approves. @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain #WinterSolsticeSwap #WSS

Chrissyreadit Ohh! Lovely! 2y
JamieArc What a fun swap! 2y
Gissy 😍❤️💚💙💚❤️ 2y
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MeganAnn Yay! They look so lovely on your tree and I‘m glad I could meet Black Santa‘s approval! 😆🎅🏿❤️ Can‘t remember if I included this in the card, but make sure to remove the dried plant material from the candle before burning so it doesn‘t catch fire. Or you can place it on top of a candle warmer/ wax melt if you have one and warm it from the bottom. The crystal will come out when it‘s melted down far enough for you to use also! 2y
KatieDid927 @MeganAnn Will do, thank you!! 2y
kspenmoll Such gorgeous ornaments!!! 2y
TheBookHippie Love it all!!! 2y
sprainedbrain Omg such gorgeous gifts! I think this swap has had some of the coolest ornaments. ❤️ 2y
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I nearly forget to post my #TBR for #WinterGames2021 ❄️

I will probably read more, but this is my start! Can‘t believe that December is here. Let‘s go #MistletoeManiacs 🎄

Clwojick Woop woop! Here we go! 🤩🤩🤩 2y
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Finally finished this one in time for the New Year!

“This is Moving Night for Icelandic elves, so keep the Christmas lights twinkling and leave offerings of food outside the house. Those who decide to Sit Out at the crossroads and question the elves do so at their own risk.”

Happy New Year‘s, Littens! 🎉 And watch out for those elves.

#til #wintergames2020 #holidayread #merryreaders

Ruthiella Happy New Year! 🎊 3y
Simona Happy New Year 🥂🍾 3y
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Hoping to finish this lovely for #jumpstart2020. I thought I was weirdly late, but Twelfth Night isn‘t until Monday! Not to mention Candlemas (Feb. 2), the traditional last day to take down all the festivity. I‘ve still got time! #pottersocks

Clwojick I am loving all the daily potter socks! 4y
Linsy @Clwojick Thanks! It‘s such a fun way to start the day 😊 4y
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I should take a day off every day! Trying to finish up this book so that I can make my stretch reading goals for 2016 😊
#vacay #whatsupatlanta

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Does anyone else buy themselves presents and wrap them prettily?

I love #prettypresents, even when I know what's inside (they're suspiciously book-shaped, no?). Mr. C0zy thinks it's silly, but it makes me smile!

DGRachel If it makes you happy, that's all that matters! 7y
Cinfhen They are VERY pretty💗 7y
BookDragonNotWorm I do the same thing 😜 7y
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thec0zy @DGRachel that's what I say!! @cinfhen thank you, I was very proud of the results 😊 7y
thec0zy @BookDragonNotWorm yesss! I'm so glad it's not just me. It's part of the Christmas fun!! 7y
BookDragonNotWorm I wrap them in odd shaped boxes so I forget which book is which by Christmas so I'm still surprised! 7y
thec0zy @BookDragonNotWorm ooh I'll have to try that next time. I'd love to surprise myself 😂 7y
Simona My duty in my house is wrapping all the gifts. Guess who has the most of the gifts under the tree!?! 7y
Louise What I do is buy books for myself, hand them to my mom, and say, "You're giving me these for Christmas! Thanks!" She laughs and says, "I am, am I?" and wraps them up for me! ? 7y
thec0zy @Simona that is as it should be! You gotta get some benefit 😉 7y
thec0zy @Louise oh that is perfect. I probably should have done that this year. I forgot to pass around my Christmas booklist 🙄 7y
MaleficentBookDragon I bought myself two games to go with the PS4 I bought my manpanion. I put them in a pretty bag. He didn't get me the books I wanted, so we are shopping Monday. 7y
thec0zy @MaleficentTheBookDragon sometimes you've gotta take things into your own hands! Especially when it comes to manpanions. 7y
Wannabe_Quijote Such a cool picture! 7y
thec0zy @FUNdamental thank you!!! 7y
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