If you’re a Northerner, then you probably love the snow, even if the constant freezing temperatures and lack of daylight can make the winter season difficult. However, despite the challenges that winter brings, there are still ways to stay happy and positive during this time of year. Here are a few ideas that will help you enjoy the colder months.
First of all, winter begins on December 21, the winter solstice. This is when the sun reaches its farthest south and produces the shortest day and the longest night in the Northern Hemisphere. If you’re lucky enough to celebrate the winter solstice on December 21, you can do so with a winter solstice wish.
The winter season is an ideal time for reflection, as it is the perfect season to gather memories and embark on a sentimental journey. In addition, you can use this time to relax and enjoy the warmth of your home and cozy fire. As with any season, you can share warm wishes with your friends and family and make this time even more meaningful.
Another tradition for the winter season is the reading of a poem by C.S. Lewis, who is a Caldecott-winning author. This poem describes how solstice can change your outlook on life. It describes the transformational nature of winter and the different cultures’ acceptance of the season.