This year will be our first official family Yule celebration. In the years since I discovered the Craeft, we have integrated Yule stories and traditions into our family Christmas, while I have taken to specifically honoring the winter solstice on my own. This year however, we are making a complete family conversion. Instead of integrating Yule into our Christmas chaos, we will be integrating a few Christmas favorites into our 13 Days of Yuletide Celebration.
Yup – that’s right, 13 days. Well, 13 days this year, next year it will technically be 12 as Yule will fall on the 22nd. Realistically though, our Yule celebration (like most people’s Christmas celebrations), involves a fair amount of preparation and we start the day after Thanksgiving – so really it’s more like 36 days of Yule. But who’s counting, right?
I know what you’re thinking, but don’t count it out yet. It’s not nearly as overwhelming as it might sound and should you wish to join me, I’m here to walk you through it. Over the next few weeks I am going to be posting a series of articles explaining our Yuletide traditions, stories, recipes and crafts, including detailed information about our 13 Days of Yule. Look for the first of these articles TONIGHT! OK – maybe not tonight, maybe really early tomorrow morning.
Blessed Be - Luhnna