Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Yule!



Yule

The Winter Solstice celebrates the rebirth of the sun.

The cultural winter holidays that share this Solstice time
focus on the return of light and the birth of something precious and holy.

We are offered a time to connect with each other.
Feast
Make Merry

The earth rests, dreams.

We smell wood smoke, spices like cinnamon, clove, cranberries, tangerines and oranges.

Green that never dies celebrated with balsam, pine, spruce, holly.



Christmas Postcard


It is a festival of light.
The Sun -- Son will return. 

Light those candles.
Get out the strings of electric lights.
Make the winter season a season of light.

Thank you to Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday each week.
This postcard is from the Victorian Design Christmas Postcard Book 
published by Darling and Company, Seattle.

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a Happy Yule!


14 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Brightest Winter Solstice blessings to you, Snap!

lostforwords101 said...

Hello Snap! It's a very peaceful and cheerful Christmas/holidays celebration I got from reading your post. I can't wait to be with my family.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year for you and your family :) Happy PFF!

Pondside said...

What a pretty card that is.
We are all lit up in readiness here. Bring on the light!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

It's a most beautiful card. I love holly. As they do every year, the birds have had all the berries from the bur bush.

Deborah Swain said...

Yes of course! Today is the shortest day and the Winter Solstice! What a lovely reminder...Happy PFF...and Merry Xmas!

Lulu said...

Though all the leaves haven't fallen, the weather seems right for a first day of winter. I wish you the merriest of days.

Beth Niquette said...

What a beautiful postcard. I LOVE it! Thank you so much--and Happy Winter Solstice--and Joyful Holidays--and Merry Christmas!

((hugs))

VioletSky said...

And, look, we are all still here! ;)
I am anxious for those longer days.....

ANITA said...

.♥..•*¨*★ ☆.love☆¸¸.•♥Happy Christmas.♥..•*¨*★ ☆.love☆¸¸.•♥

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Happy yule to you! Enjoys your twinkle lights.....Merry Christmas. xox

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Well and beautifully done, Snap.

My best to you as well.

Hugs,

Michele

Sherry said...

Yes to the Yule and the Solstice!

bj said...

Oh, yes, we love the lights...lights on everything here at this blessed time of year.
Have a wonderful Christmas, Snap.
See ya next year. :)
xo bj

eileeninmd said...

Pretty post! I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas!