I believe that our celebrations should be given thought – there should be an understanding of what we are celebrating – and why – and then we should consider how to celebrate it according to where we live. It has always felt strange to me to celebrate winter festivities at Christmas time when it is summer in Australia … and Australia is a country with great variety in landscapes so each celebration for each family would be strengthened with an inclusion of local foods, plants, animals, landscapes and people.
The following posts are my journey into understanding Christmas and Advent, and making it real for us according to where we live. I hope you enjoy them, and I would love to hear your ideas too.
The Twelfth Day of Christmas: Epiphany
CHRISTMAS IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE POSTS
Raw Chocolate Cherry Christmas Stars
OTHER CHRISTMAS ARTICLES AND RESOURCES