Woman enjoying the setting sun on winter solstice

Everything You Need to be Ready for Winter and the Winter Solstice

Everything You Need to be Ready for Winter and the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is a time of renewal and celebration, which is why so many cultures mark major holidays just around this time. It's also the first day of winter and it begins around 4:48 pm today (December 21st)! It's the day of the year when the sun travels the shortest path through the sky, resulting in the least sunlight and the longest night. Solstices are marked by the Earth's maximum tilt, 23.5 degrees, toward or away from the sun. During a winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the hemisphere tilts away from the sun. The Northern Hemisphere will have just 8 hours and 46 minutes of daylight on this day. Earth's axis will tilt at 10:19 pm, causing the North Pole of the Earth to face the furthest away from the sun. 

So, we thought it would be interesting to look at some things that could help through Winter and the Solstice; starting with candles which are widely used for light, ambiance, renewals, and celebrations. They keep things warm and bright when the sky is dark this solstice and these cute little soy candles will keep the mystic feeling alive the entire season with wintery scents that you’ll crave the whole year.

Spruce scented soy candle
Another great for a cool, winter night is hot chocolate. It’s a must on the solstice and looks perfect in a delightful, handmade mug from one of our LocalWe artisans.
Love ceramic mug
Winter is just not the same without baked goods, and we have just the tools to get you baking with pride. A top seller all year round, the curved profile of this Artisan crafted, Handmade French Rolling Pin makes it easier to roll out a pie crust, pastry or cookie dough. Artisan crafted from Cherry (Medium) or Black Walnut (Dark) hardwoods. These beautiful French Rolling Pins make memorable gifts. The small size even makes a great starter rolling pin for an aspiring child chef and perfect for celebrating Winter.
So break out your winter gear and celebrate the season with us because you can’t say “Merry and Bright” without a little winter solstice delight!
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