We celebrate just about everything, making winter a very busy yet special time. When one holiday wraps up another one is just days away. We get through this without stress because we keep it as low key as possible. No big mounds of presents to create toddler breakdowns and no shuffling from house to house either.
I'm a firm believer in "less is more" whe it comes to children and holidays. My son's favorite gift so far this year was a tiny candycane that I tucked into the pocket of a stuffed elf I sewed last year. His "big" present from us was a homemade bean bag toss game. He was delighted and completely satisfied when his present for the night was just a small cookie...and this makes me want to give him the world.
One of our solstice crafts was this bird feeder squirrel feeder and I think we'll make one every year. Our orange tree is ripe so we've been eating plenty of oranges. Tonight we'll have dinner on a blanket on the floor in front of the fireplace.
My son laughed and laughed watching the squirrel hang upside down. We're calling him our "Solstice Squirrel" and we've talked about him all day. Perhaps Solstice Squirrel will bring us some candied orange slices after dinner...