In ancient times, our ancestors lit bonfires during this time year. It was called, among the Celts, the Winter Fire. It was thought that these massive fires would light the path home for their passed kin, a beacon to attract the spirits of their loved ones. Around these fires the Folk would gather and tell stories of their kin and their adventures.
Sometimes the best part of a gift is the wrapping! One of our commenters offered up some great ideas, and we thought it would be great to share a little "how to" so folks can recreate these fun wrapping ideas this year. Thank you "Frau Williams" for offering these great ideas and sharing them with our Folk!
A great way to create some unique personalized ornaments for a Yule tree is to utilize hot glue. This is a very flexible craft where you can make snowflakes, runes, ancient symbols, etc…
These recipes are from one of our Swiss members. Thank you Hariulf OR for sharing these recipes with Acorn Hollow!
Yule is a time for family and fun and doing things together. As a child I remember being at my Amma’s house and making all of the Icelandic foods. I remember the piles of Pönnukökur, Rosettes, and the many layered cake; Vínarterta.
Please enjoy this Ostara Booklet. Donar's Hearth OR has used it every year and it never fails to entertain, as well as, create a memoir of the celebration.
A new year means a new calendar and we have one homeschoolers and Odinists families will love!