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Christmas falls on one of the shortest days of the year. Even though the sun has set, you want your space to be as bright and cozy as possible. Start by stringing lights around the Christmas tree. But if you are a dedicated decorator, you can add bright, merry throw pillows or other colorful décor. Hang stockings by the chimney, and add another log to the fire. Then curl up in a comforter, and read eBay's guide to making your living room merry and bright for more ideas.

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Herbs: Holly, mistletoe, pine cones, pine needles, oak leaves, Yule log ashes, fir, birch, hazel bark, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, wintergreen Colors: Red, green, white, gold, silver The winter solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day. Yule is deeply rooted in the cycle of the year, it is the seed time of year, the longest night and the shortest day, where the Goddess once again becomes the Great Mother and gives birth to the new Sun King.

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Each of these winter solstice books for kids shares something about the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. These celebration ideas and short stories will help children learn about and begin to understand the cyclical nature of the seasons and the connection that we all share.

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From when it happens to why – and everything in between – here's your crash course on the shortest day of the year.

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As we welcome back the Sun God and his light, I wish that light to shine brightly upon you, may you be surrounded in the warm loving arms of The Divine, and feel their presence supporting you in your quest for new. Today is the Winter Solstice! It is the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Yuletide Blessings to You and Yours!

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Happy Winter Solstice! Today may be the shortest day of the year, but the way we see it - it only gets brighter from here.

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Introduce the concepts of solstices by observing the length of her shadow on the shortest day of the year, compared to other solstices (5-ESS1-2)

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Beating back the darkness on these shortest days of the year, Christmas lights will be blazing for the next week leading up to Dec. 25, and some of them will be on through at least New Year’s Eve as well.

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