What’s on Your Masonic Christmas Wish List?
By Midnight Freemason Contributor
WB Gregory J. Knott
You’ve survived too much turkey and dressing at Thanksgiving and now Christmas cheer is in the Assuming that you’ve been nice, you start to make your Christmas list. To help your list making, I have assembled some suggestions that may help make the job easier:air.
Barclay Watch Company: Being a watch enthusiast, I would love to own a timepiece from Barclay Watch Company and am saving for the Barclay Freemason Pocket watch. These are limited production pieces that combine a sense of elegance and quality manufacturing.
The Craftsman’s Apron: I don’t know of a finer creator of aprons than Brother Patrick Craddock who is the owner of The Craftsman’s Apron. Patrick’s aprons are of the highest quality and he can create a custom design for you. He also offers a variety of other Masonic related items.
Fellow Crafted: I discovered this site recently. Brother Brian Evichin creates hand crafted writing pens from a variety over 150 species of wood and many other materials. These pens are simply magnificent.
FraternalTies: Are you looking for custom neckwear? Then you need to visit FraternalTies. These ties are designed by Brother John Paul Gomez. But shop early as they sell out quickly and are done in limited edition quantities. Brother Gomez also offers Masonic T-shirts and recently a wooden watch.
The Winding Stairs: Brother Juan Sepulveda is an artist who features Masonic art pieces, aprons with his fantastic art work and a number of original works. I am very impressed with his work that I find to be clear and crisp in its message.
Whence Came You: This is our very own Brother Robert Johnson’s fantastic podcast site. This is a premier site to learn more masonic education. Brother Johnson offers a weekly podcast that is free for the downloading. He also offers some very fine limited edition pieces that help support the show and has a partnership with Café press where you can find WCY items for sale.
The Working Tools Magazine: The largest independent Masonic magazine published in North America. Brother Cory Sigler is the owner of this monthly publication. The Midnight Freemasons have been featured writers several times. I find this is an outstanding publication. You can subscribe to the magazine either electronically or receive a monthly hard copy.
The Living Stones: A magazine for Freemasons published by Brother Robert Herd. The Living Stones features such authors as Cliff Porter, Tim Hogan and Dr. John Nagy. I enjoy the high quality graphics this magazine features. You can subscribe to receive your copy either electronically or a hardcopy.
These are just a few of the places you can put on your Christmas wish list. What is your favorite site for Masonic related items? Please add it in the comments section.
Best wishes on filling your list and Merry Christmas.
WB Gregory J. Knott is the Past Master of St. Joseph Lodge No. 970 in St. Joseph (IL) and a plural member of Ogden Lodge No. 754 (IL), Homer Lodge No. 199 (IL) and Naval Lodge No. 4 in Washington, DC. He’s a member of the Scottish Rite, the York Rite, Eastern Star and is the Charter Secretary of the Illini High Twelve Club No. 768 in Champaign-Urbana. He is also a member of ANSAR Shrine (IL) and the Eastern Illinois Council No. 356 Allied Masonic Degrees. Greg serves on the Board of Directors of The Masonic Society and is a member of the Scottish Rite Research Society and The Philathes Society. Greg is very involved in Boy Scouts—an Eagle Scout himself, he is a member of the National Association of Masonic Scouters.