Merry Christmas from everyone at Stiched Smile Publications
Merry Yule! Happy Winter Solstice! May the light of the sun shine on you and yours this Yuletide Season.
Happy Monday! It’s time for Did You Know. You are probably familiar with the seasonal tradition of the Yule log and have likely heard the Christmas carol “Deck the Halls” lyric “troll the ancient yuletide carol.” Today, “Yule” and “Yuletide” are largely associated with Christmas, but did you know the meaning behind Yule is quite … Continue reading Yuletide Season
Hanukkah Sameach! May this festival bring blessings upon you and your family.
This is Rumor Control. There have been some rumors floating around, as rumors do, that Stitched Smile Publications is closing down and all titles are going out of print. That is not true. The truth is Stitched Smile Publications is restructuring in 2023, but existing titles are not going out of print. Rights for many … Continue reading Rumor Control
Happy Throwback Thursday! Today we have a throwback to December 2016, a seasonal poem from the Darque Bard, Matthew Byers. Twas the Night Before Yuletideor Santa vs. the Reindeer Twas the night before Yuletide, and all through the landSanta Claus was preparing to make Christmas grand.He went out to his stables, his heart full of … Continue reading TBT: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE YULETIDE
Happy Monday! It’s time for Did You Know. ‘Tis the season for folks to argue over the use of the greeting “Happy Holidays!” But did you know saying Happy Holidays dates back to the 1860s? It’s true. Saying Happy Holidays during December is neither new nor PC. The phrase was used in newspapers and other … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW: Holiday Edition
Happy Friday. Today, we have a word from the Unsaintly Queen: I’m tolerant. I give people the freedom to express their opinion. But when you use your platform to condemn people for something in the arts that you feel is controversial without there being full evidence of your claims, then I have an issue. AI … Continue reading A Word From The Queen
Happy Throwback Thursday. In 2016, the SSP Unsaintly Queen Lisa Vasquez had her story “Christmas Carole” published in the anthology Collected Christmas Horror Shorts: Book 1, an anthology she also designed the cover for. Christmas is often thought of as a time of joy and cheer, a time for giving to others, a time of … Continue reading TBT Christmas Horror
Happy St. Nicholas Day! Also known as The Feast of Sinterklaas. Yesterday, we discussed Krampus and how Krampusnacht was the night before St. Nicholas Day, the saint’s day for St. Nicholas. Today, let’s take a brief look at St. Nicholas. Yes, St. Nicholas was a real person. He was a bishop in the 4th century … Continue reading Sinterklaas