- Have a Yule tree with symbols of nature.
- Help a stranger.
- Honor twelve goddesses on twelve nights leading up to Solstice/Yule.
- Bake cookies from a family recipes & give them away.
- Share a meal with friends or family.
- Decorate with the symbols of Yule including evergreen boughs and mistletoe. The colors red, green, gold, white and silver also celebrate the season.
- Enjoy the foods of Yule. (Fruits, nuts, pork, turkey, eggnog, spiced cider, wassail, cookies, and caraway cakes soaked in cider)
- Caroling is actually a Yule tradition. As opposed to going to door to door, you can participate in a ritual or service.
- Spell work focusing on peace harmony, and increased happiness.
- Create a Yule altar (inside or outside)
- Create bird treats by smearing peanut butter on pine combs and rolling it in birdseed.
13. Sing Pagan Carols (http://www.ladybridget.com/mp/wiccar.html)
14. Create memory ornaments out of glass balls.
15. Send out Yule cards
16. Create a Yule log (by writing the wishes for the upcoming year on it.)
- Observe the stars
- Go on an after dark adventure walk.
- Read books such as The Shortest Day to the children
- Sun salutation to the sun
- Sing the dawn in reverencing the sun.
- Do something cozy with the family such as a board game
- Eating by candlelight.
- Have a bonfire
- Attend a solstice service