O Christmas Tree…

O Christmas Tree…

My favorite childhood memories of Christmas are baking cookies with my mom and going trekking through the bush with my family to get our Christmas tree. Decorated Fir trees have been used for over a thousand years to celebrate both Pagan and Christian winter holidays. The Ancient Romans decorated trees for their Saturnalia celebrations and German Christians [...]

Winter Solstice

I love the scents of the season from times past, as we make preparations to celebrate the Longest Night of the Year... Winter Solstice is a celebration of the new solar year and the completion of a cycle. In ancient times, the Romans honored the god Saturn with a “Saturnalia” celebration using some familiar traditions such as [...]