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  • 20 Dec 2014

    10 Ways to Celebrate New Year with Your Family

    If you’ve got a young family, there’s a good chance you won’t be out until the early hours of New Year’s Day, coming home with a traffic cone on your head and few memories of the night before. But there are loads of fun ways you can make New Year celebrations magical and memorable, without the dreadful hangover and lost wallet and/or keys. Kids naturally pick up on the excitement of a new year, and whether you celebrate new year as the beginning of January or in March (Iranians) or October (Pagans) etc., this time of year naturally lends itself to both celebration and reflection. Here are ten ways to celebrate with your family: […] more

  • 15 Dec 2014

    22 steps to a stress free christmas

    Already feeling a bit ragged by the annual build up to those few days? It’s amazing the pressure we put ourselves under to make them memorable and perfect in every way. Perhaps the most important thing we can remind ourselves is to take a step back and enjoy all the little moments of connection and wonder that pass us by when we’re on the treadmill of perfection. Here are our top 22 tips to make the most of your family’s festive season: […] more

  • 14 Dec 2014

    Seeking a sense of wonder at Christmas

    In our secular times, it can sometimes feel as if the magic has gone out of Christmas. We all bemoan the commercialisation of Christmas at times, even if we are firmly atheist. Just a little too much 'buy buy buy' and not enough 'be be be' can tip the scales and leave us feeling empty and frazzled. But what do you do if you don't want to attend a church service but want to somehow bring a sense of the spiritual into your family's experience? Here are some ideas to rekindle the magic and wonder of Christmas in your home: […] more

  • 13 Dec 2014

    Ten ways to celebrate Yule

    The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year (this year it falls on 21st Dec). Many celebrations in the Northern Hemisphere focus on this sacred time in Nature, when the promise of light and life returns. Festivals of light can be found in many cultures. Here are ten ways to celebrate the Winter Solstice with your family. […] more

  • 9 Dec 2014

    10 ways to celebrate winter solstice with your family

    Winter Solstice, falling on 21st December, is a magical moment in our seasonal calendar. The world seems to stand still for just a moment, and the solstice offers us and our families a chance to step off the merry-go-round of the festive period and enjoy being together. It's an opportunity to appreciate the natural world around us, to fill our homes with candles, friends, laughter, food and warm fires. Or maybe you'll opt for a quieter solstice – a chance to take a breath in the whirlwind and just be still and peaceful and at one with the world. Here are some ideas for celebrating the winter solstice with your family: […] more

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