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The 22nd day was our Yule celebration! The tradition stemming from Germanic and Nordic tribes in celebration of the solstice will mark the shortest amount of daylight in the year. We loved going to the solstice celebration in KC every year and decided what better way to continue that tradition at our new home than bringing a bit of light to the dark.
We waited until the cover of night to begin and- let’s be honest- it wasn’t long of a wait! Our Yule started with a little feast of our own. To make it a bit more special we put out glow sticks on the table. We purchased a couple 20 packs of glow stick bracelets for a buck each at the dollar store and arranged them on the table. Cheap, easy, and a cool effect. We did this for Marshall’s space birthday and he couldn’t get enough of it; even doing it a few months later for Yule the novelty of it still hasn’t worn off.
|We did multicolor sticks to mimic the northern lights and made Marshall’s
chair have sunrays coming off the back
|Yule feast- chicken nuggets for him and chinese for us|
|Happy Yule 2015!|
|Marshall pulling it back on the slingshot|
|Twirling through the air|
The night ended with stories of the past year, and dreaming of the next, in front of our more modern Yule log.