I don't celebrate Yule as much but I do celebrate the Winter Solstice (my favourite day of the year!!!) and Xmas with my family. We're having my grandpa's wife's family over for dinner, my old co-worker and her 2 children, and another old co-worker and her man. Shall be a busy day, and my niece will surely be opening everyones' presents
She doesn't even care about the presents. I'm so proud of her for not tearing them all open although they are sitting on the table!!! (To put them under the tree would be inviting certain disaster...)
For the Winter Solstice I usually go up the mountain to meditate and reconnect with Nature and my totems who have their power times on this day. When I have little ones I will teach them to make corn dollies, all the traditional crafts of Yule Time, and this will be a special day to go out and communicate with Nature, as the trees do not grow much this time of year and so are rather free to chat, like they are at night. I'll also be making tonnes of cookies and doing the whole domestic thing, so that'll be fun. I will also ask them to make lists of what they want to improve for the new year. Kids have lots to add, incredibly. My Yule/Xmas/Solstice celebration will last days
Sort of like it does already. Days cooking and dancing before the day, and I suppose xmas dinner for the rest of my family will end it all.
Wow I really went off on a tangent here. O_O