As the year winds to its conclusion, the month of December finally begins, bringing numerous holidays, frosty weather, and a plethora of time-honored traditions. In this edition of The StickerTalk, join us as we discover some of December’s most delightful details.
- The name “December” traces its roots back to Ancient Rome, “decem” being the Latin word for “tenth.” While December is the twelfth month in modern Gregorian calendars, it formerly occupied the tenth spot in the annual lineup of months. When the Romans introduced the months of January and February to the calendar, they chose not to change December’s moniker.
- Believe it or not, December is the perfect month to plant certain species of flora. Holiday favorites like poinsettias and Christmas cacti make a great December addition to your garden!
- Many causes are advocated during the month of December. December is Human Rights Month and Read a New Book Month. On a lighter note, December also plays host to National Fruit Cake Month and National Handwashing Awareness Week.