Saturday, December 22, 2012

Blessed Yule

The winter solstice is a joyous time in the Morgan house.  We fill our home with light and laughter.  The candles we burn are red and white, symbolizing the power and courage of love, purity and hope for the coming year. We have a Yule candle that we burn each year, connecting the old with the new, the past with the future.

Each year we have a traditional Celtic meal.

2012 Yule Menu

Capons in Wine Sauce
Green Beans & Almonds with Herb Butter
(Mint, Garlic & Parsley Butter)
Caraway Rye Bread

Black Velvet
(Guinness & Champagne)

Chocolate Mousse Yule Log

One of the favorite things we do is our Yule Wish Tradition.

Dance in the Nutcracker again.
 Everyone in the family has their own tree ornament.  After dinner and dessert, we write our wishes for the new year and attach them to our ornament.
Learn to play the guitar
and be a mermaid...she's 6.

When the evening is over and it's time to sleep into the new day, we each blow out a candle and make a new secret wish to carry in our hearts for the new year.  With my candle, with my wish, I thought of you:  all the wonderful new friends I've met this year.  May your days be filled with joy, may your heart be light and may all the worries of the past fade into nothingness. 

Blessed be you and yours.
Blessed Yule, my friends.


  1. Lovely traditions, Rionna! I love colcannon! I usually make it one time a year--near St. Patrick's day.

    What a fantastic idea--the wish attached to the ornaments! Hooray for the wishes of six year olds. I'd like to be a mermaid and play guitar too! :-)

    Happy New Year :-)

  2. Teresa,

    Thank you for stopping in for a visit! Oh, yes St. Patrick's Day, another loved holiday in my home too! As for the wishes: I know...the six year old. So wonderful. :)

    A Blessed New Year to you!!


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