This illustration is inspired by my daughter, who has led the way in our family tradition of celebrating the winter solstice as part of our advent. It is also inspired by witnessing my grandchildren’s sense of wonder and delight in the myths of the season.
Each year, we parade our lanterns through the night, bringing light to our neighbors on the darkest day. We return to a warm hearth, simple treats, and a home filled with sparkling candles. It is a celebration I look forward to almost more than Christmas Day!