Shelley Graham Turner and Marlene Cupo decided to get a jump start on the holidays and host a Holiday based blog hop. We were partnered with someone and we decided what sort of holiday item we wanted to exchange. I was partnered with the very sweet Lennnis Carrier you can also check out her facebook page.
Lennis celebrates the Winter Solstice or Yule, this is traditionally recognized by Wiccans and Germanic Neopagans on December 21st or 22nd. Customs include burning a Yule log, Yule singing and a Yule pig; so a roaring fire, caroling and a pork roast. Winter Solstice is observed to celebrate the return of the sun (as this is the shortest day of the year so the daylight hours start to get longer again.) It's just a time to thank the Goddess for having enough food to survive the winter. Some pagans celebrate one night, others 12 days.
Lennis studied Medieval history and her favorite holiday song is Coventry Carol.If you click the link you can hear it done by an all male choir, another of her favorites. This was the first time I have ever heard this song and I liked it. Her favorite holiday movie is Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas.
Lennis and I decided to exchange holiday jewelry. This is what she made for me.
I love angels so the focal on this necklace is perfect! I love that this piece is unlike anything I already have. Lennis asked me if I like tin art and I honestly did not know what it was, and if this a representation of it then I guess I like it. :) She also made really cute earrings for me. I love the glitter in the dangles of the necklace and the earrings.