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Magical gift ideas for pagans

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Here are some gift ideas I wanted to share that are low cost or free;

Food Gifts:

Tea– select flavors that are specific for healing or having magical properties such as cinnamon, chamomile,

Flavored sugar cubesAlwaysfordessert technique

Flavored marshmallowsFoodnetwork DIY recipe

DIY Handmade Gifts:

maxresdefaultA working candle– use sharpie, stamps, or crayon melting to create design. The candle will be intended to be the first candle lit in ritual. Some ideas here. Or try Henna Candle– the styles are lovely but you can personalized with any shape, rune, lettering, symbol, etc.

Altered notebook journals for dreams, or daily journaling, a spell book, or Book of Shadows. I’ve even made my own planners.

DIY Altered Composition Notebook.

Or if you’re talented in art, try a Mixed Media Journal.

Make an personated pen for journaling. This can be matching to an altered journal.

Flower pen You can choose any type of flower or plant for this idea.

Paper Bead Pen

Altered pens– She shows how to alter pens in a variety of ways.

Other Gift ideas:

Sharpie Mug– perfect to go along with a tea or cocoa selection. You could also make plates (offering plate) or bowl (blessing bowl).

Quarter candle holders– add food color to modge podge and paint glass candle holders to the four directions- green, yellow, red, and blue.

Salt dough ornaments– make the dough yourself and create designs for power, protection, or blessings. You could also make alter figurines.

Cornstarch and baking soda dough.

DIY Runes– make from stones, glass beads, seeds

Do you have gifts you make each year? Are there things you hope to receive? Post in comments!

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December Moon

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December Moon falls on December 13, 2016 this year, known as Full Cold Moon or Long Nights Moon. This marks we are full in the winter season and endure the cold months ahead.

In this month, we’ll see the Winter Solstice or Yule on December 21st. This marks the shortest day of the year, and from here on out, we’ll see the days lengthen in light.


Some fun activities you might enjoy:

Create a Yule Log. The history of the Yule log dates back to the 17th century Europe. This is great if you have a fire pit or fireplace to burn it, but you can do something similar with creating a Yule log cake.

History of the Yule Log

Classic Yule Log Recipe from Allrecipes.com

Make food offerings for Nature. Make seed, fruit, and other foodstuffs for the animals as they survive the Winter. You can also add blessings and wishes to your feeders.

Birdseed Wreath

Yule Ornament Feeders for the birds

Winter Bird Feeder made from snow

Make donations: This time of year many organizations are looking for people to volunteer and help out.

Donate food to local food pantry.

Run a food and fund drive.

What to give to a food pantry.

Donate blood.

Red CrossYou can donate blood, money, or even your time.


These are just some ideas for celebrating December. I’ve also made a free desktop wallpaper to my viewers. This is a 1920 x 1080 BMP file you can set for your desktop wallpaper. (Click here to see how to download and set the wallpaper for PC) Click below for the file;

Click Here for December 2016 Wallpaper. You can download the file by clicking the icon near the upper right corner of screen.

What are your best traditions for celebrating December? Post in comments.

 

 

Happy, Merry Yule time Wishes!

003December 21, 2014 marks the Winter Solstice this year, when the longest night starts to give way to the Summer. The ‘sun king’ is born, a light flicker which will continually grow as the days lengthen into the warmer months of 2015.

To me, Yule represents hope and light. It means hope that light and warmth will return. It means the candles lit at Yule represent our souls, that each person can ‘light up’ another person, without losing their own glow, but make the world brighter.

It means a time of learning and introspection. When the weather keeps you home, take advantage of this time to take on a new hobby, learn something new, master a new craft. Meditate and learn of yourself. Know thyself. Learn to love and appreciate yourself, while cultivating the good parts, and whittle away the bad.

And crafting! Yes, to craft some lovely things for myself or for others:


Crafting candles, lanterns, and setting lights around the house welcome the Sun into the world, with the hope the winter will be short.

Snow and ice magick is also perfect for this holiday, providing your area has snow and ice. We have cold weather, no snow, and only some ice.

How to make ice globe lanterns

Botanical jar lanterns

So if you don’t have the cold weather, use your freezing, or  you can opt to make lanterns from other materials.

Twigs and tissue paper can make lovely lanterns


Learn from other family traditions to celebrate. Some of these are sweet and simple, perfect for little ones.

Feeding animals and releasing dreams

A moment of silence.. .

Make releasing bundles.


Baking up sweet treats!

I tackled a French Macaron recipe, but finding a special cookie, cake, pie, or even spice mix provides you the opportunity to add well-wishing in the process.

Rainbow cookies (video) can easily be made into something that looks like a star or sun.

Nilla cake bites. I haven’t tried these, but they would make lovely little cakes for cakes and ale, or gifts for others.


I hope your holiday season is a safe, light-filled, love-filled event with the promise of great things to come…