If cold December gave you birth—
The month of snow, and ice, and mirth—
Place on your hand a turquoise blue,
Success will bless whate’er you do.
“A Gem for Every Month,”-Author unknown, c.1883
illustration: December 1906: Blackbird, Robin, Blue Tit, Ivy & Holly.
‘From ‘The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady’ By Edith Holden.