“Keep your face always towards the sunshine, and the shadows will fall behind you.”

Author unknown

We take the winter solstice seriously in my home. It is the shortest day of the year; and for me, the culmination of the entire Yule season. We herald the gradual increase of daylight hours in the northern hemisphere with our annual family event we’ve named “Krauzstice.” It’s a combination of our family name (Krauz) and the winter solstice.

We had to cancel last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, we’ve stripped our guest list to just fully-vaccinated, immediate family.


This is just a small sampling of the menu items, consisting of festive finger foods.

The handsome chef!

My Favorite Seasonal Accents

We can log in another successful “love-our-life” celebration. Merry Yule and Merry Christmas, from our home to yours!

Thank you for reading! – Barb, the River Blogger (Btrb)

Feel free to reblog anything I post. I welcome all comments and discussion.

I recommend this book, if you want to learn more about how people around the world, past and present, celebrate the winter holiday season


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