This year we started a new tradition: a winter solstice party. It was a hit and Mia and I especially loved it. No pressure, expectations, or traveling. Just our little family celebrating the darkest night of the year and welcoming winter (which so far has been very non-winter-like.)
We had grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup (Mia’s request). We lit candles, made a wreath, had a bonfire, listened to Christmas music, cut paper snowflakes. It was special and simple and lovely.