I could lament the process, but I'm pretty sure everyone is going through the same thing, so I'll just comfort myself with the feeling of standing on common ground...
With all the flurry and fuss going on around us, it would be all-too-easy to actually loose track of what's going on around us...
After reading and researching for months about Solstice celebrations, we decided that for our family, a celebration to bring us together, connect us to our natural environment, slow us all down at the climax of the seasonal rush, and give us one more day of magic and wonder was the ticket (it's actually a little overwhelming to see the different ways people- past and present- celebrate the Winter Solstice, once you start looking!). For our first Solstice, that meant greenery, a feast, a fire, lots of candlelight, and a few gifts for the babes. It was beautiful, and just what we needed to kick off this merry marathon.
|Preparing our Solstice Feast|
|Our Solstice Bag, made from fabric scraps, holder of Solstice Jammies and- this year- a new book|
Oh, the lists, the piles, the packing, the prepping! It took most of the week, but now I can say: Christmas, we are ready!
In order to be truly present in the oncoming holiday whirlwind,
I will be wishing all a Merry Christmas,
and will be back in this space again on Monday!