Monday, December 21, 2009

Our Winter Solstice celebration...

we light our sun candle, we sing songs and read solstice stories

We make ornaments that resemble the sun

we eat apples

we wait patiently for the longest night of the year

we make our Yule log , this year with holly and cinnamon.

and after we burn it the kids go to bed ... Gary and me while we wait until morning, I light 12 candles with the fire from our log that represent the 12 days that the log is supposed to burn continuously and we meditate and do a recap of our year... tomorrow before sunrise we will drive up to a high spot and wait for sunrise. We will greet the newborn sun with songs and dancing and the kids will receive their first present of the season.

wishing you all a beautiful celebration!

and don't forget that
Linda from Natural Suburbia is doing a GIVEAWAY!!!! run run to her blog!! her goodies are just absolutely gorgeous!! I know you are going to love them and her blog is such an inspiration to all of us, me and my children just love to peek at her blog all the time.


Alyss said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love your orange ornament :)

Lim said...

Dear Norma,

This ornament is beautiful. I love it and is so nice what your family do for Christmas.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it's an honor for me. I was so thrilled with your kind words about my cards. You are so sweet :)

I just received my stamps today but I will not be able to work with them as I will be traveling tomorrow out of the country. I promise though to make some cards with the stamps of your collection as soon as I return... I can't hardly wait!

Your stamps are really beautiful. They look even better in real life. You are so talented. I hope you release soon a new collection.

I wish you a wonderful Christmas and all your dreams coming true by the new year.

Hugs and Love,

LIM :)

softearthart said...

Hi, from Marie in New Zealand, we had a summer Christmas. Cheers and "Happy days"

RunninL8 said...

Greetings from Alaska! I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog from Flickr-saw your sun ornaments and was hoping there was a blog! I love you illustrations as well! have you illustrated any children's books?!
off I go to peruse some more! feel free to stop by my blog: