What's On My Altar
I made a makeshift Yule log with a votive candle holder, and put the red, white, and green candles to represent a Yule log. Santa/the Holly King is on the left along with a basket of seasonal colored items and cinnamon sticks . My mini Yule tree is on the right, covered with red, white, and green ribbons & gold ornaments to celebrate the birth of the God. Red & gold apples along with pinecones decorate the front. A yellow bird with snow covered pinecones & holly signify that it's winter. The ponsettia garland that lines the edges didn't quite make it into the picture.
How I Celebrated Yule
I celebrated the birth of the God in a solitary ritual and contemplated on the holiday by myself in solitude.
Afterwards, I celebrated Yule with my family (Christmas for them). I headed to my dad's family and opened presents with them one day and then went to my mom's family the next day to eat, play games, and chat with them.
Tips and Tricks
- If, like me, you are not able to have a Yule log and/or live in a place that does not provide suitable sized tree branches to drill holes in for the candles, you can use a regular votive candle holder to put the red, white, and green (or whatever colors you choose) as a substitute.