With Samhain and Bonfire Night over, I think it is time to start the Yule shopping. And one of the first things to think about, especially if you have kids, is an advent calendar or an advent candle.
For pagans who celebrate the Winter Solstice on 21 December, this Country Wisdom and Folklore Countdown to Yule Advent Calendaris rather lovely. Made by Talking Tree Books, it counts down to December 21st rather than to Christmas. Each window, when opened, shows a colour picture of a seasonal scene and a snippet of winter folklore.
This year the picture on the front is a rather beautiful white peacock, which is thought to be a very magical bird all over the world. In Wales, apparently, it is associated with weather lore.
There is also a Country Wisdom and Folklore Christmas Advent Calendar,which shows a red fox in a winter wood and counts down to Christmas.
Links and previous related posts
Country Wisdom and Folklore Countdown to Yule Advent Calendar
Country Wisdom and Folklore Christmas Advent Calendar,
2014 Country Wisdom and Folklore Wall Calendar and Simple Moon Planting Guide