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Countdown to Yule – Holiday Planner

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December 1st – 7th

  • Take seasonal (outdoor) pictures with family/friends.
  • Bring home a tree, evergreen foliage for crafts/decoration, and a Yule log, if you have a fireplace.
  • Begin holiday shopping, if you haven’t already. (Read A Frugal Yule.)

December 8th – 14th

  • Make or firm-up ritual plans; where, when, with who, etc. It is possible to celebrate 12 days of Yule with rituals and feasts. Decide how much celebrating best suits your available time and energy.
  • Make menu plans, a grocery list, and shop for non-perishable items.

December 15th – 19th

  • Shop for the rest of your menu items.
  • Prepare some menu items in advance (if applicable).
  • Finish up gift shopping & wrapping.

December 20th – 31st

  •  Prepare feast(s).
  •  Have ritual, attend any other festivities, and celebrate!

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Countdown to Autumn Equinox – Holiday Planner

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August 23rd – 31st

  • Decorate home for the holiday / make crafts to decorate home.
  • Take seasonal (outdoor) pictures with family/friends.
  • Bring home foliage from above outing for crafts/decoration.

September 1st – 8th

  • Firm up ritual plans, if you haven’t already. Will you be attending a festival, local event, a family event, or doing something on your own? If you are planning the ritual, decide on location and script/liturgy.
  • Make an Autumn Equinox playlist.

September 9th – 15th

  • In addition to any ritual plans, you may want to plan on attending a local harvest event or hayride; check community calendars and plan accordingly.
  • Make menu plans and grocery list.
  • Shop for menu items.

September 16th – the equinox

  • Prepare feast (or potluck dish).
  • Have ritual, attend any other festivities, and celebrate!

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Countdown to Lammas – Holiday Planner

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July  8th – 14th

  • Decorate home for the holiday / make crafts to decorate home, like wheat weaving and dough crafts.
  • Take seasonal (outdoor) pictures with family/friends.
  • Firm up ritual plans, if you haven’t already. Will you be attending a festival, local event, a family event, or doing something on your own? If you are planning the ritual, decide on location and script/liturgy.
  • In addition to any ritual plans, you may want to plan on attending a local harvest festival or fair; check community calendars and plan accordingly.

July 15th – 21st

  • Make menu plans and grocery list.
  • Find some good berry patches and places to pick pawpaws.

July 22nd – 31st

  • Shop for menu items.
  • Forage paw paws (if ready) and wild berries.
  • Prepare some menu items in advance (breads and desserts, for example).

August 1st

  • Prepare feast (or potluck dish).
  • Have ritual, attend any other festivities, and celebrate!

*And by “Lammas” I mean to include Lughnasadh and Freyfaxi.

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Countdown to Midsummer – Holiday Planner

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May 23rd – 29th

  • Decorate home for the holiday / make crafts to decorate home.
  • Take seasonal (outdoor) pictures with family/friends.

June 1st – 8th

  • Firm up ritual plans, if you haven’t already. Will you be attending a festival, local event, a family event, or doing something on your own? If you are planning the ritual, decide on location and script/liturgy.
  • Make sun medallions (if using), as well as any other salt dough or papier-mâché projects (such as a sun-shaped piñata) so they will have time to dry.

June 9th – 15th

  • Make menu plans and grocery list.
  • Find a place to pick/obtain herbs for making an herb (or herb & flower) chaplet for your Midsummer ritual. (See this School of the Seasons newsletter on magical Midsummer herbs and their uses.)

June 16th – the Solstice

  • Shop for menu items.
  • Prepare feast.
  • Obtain herbs to use in ritual and make herb chaplets, etc.
  • Have ritual, make merry, and feast.

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Countdown to Beltane – Holiday Planner

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April 1st – 7th

  • Decorate for the holiday / make crafts to decorate home and altar.
  • Take seasonal (outdoor) pictures with family/friends.

April  8th – 14th

  • Firm up ritual plans, if you haven’t already. Will you be attending a festival, local event, a family event, or doing something on your own? If you are planning the ritual, decide on location and script/liturgy.
  • Obtain ribbons, pole, etc. and construct a may pole (unless you already have one you use every year).
  • Scope out good places to forage various wild foods (especially nettles, and other greens).

April  15th – 21st

  • Make menu plans and grocery list.
  • Find place to pick/obtain flowers for ritual.
  • Start a batch of mead for next year.

April  22nd – 30th

  • Shop for menu items.
  • Gather Sassafras leaves.
  • Pack away winter clothes in Sassafras leaves (an Ozark folk tradition).
  • Prepare some menu items in advance (if applicable).

April 31st / May 1st

  • Forage for wild greens, if part of feast.
  • Pick wild flowers and make garlands, crowns, altar decorations, etc.
  • Cook Feast.
  • Observe ritual, or honor the Kindreds in one form or another.
  • Feast and make merry.

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Countdown to Ēostre – Holiday Planner

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February 23rd – 28th

  • Decorate home for the holiday / make crafts to decorate home.
  • Take seasonal (outdoor) pictures with family/friends.
  • Bring home foliage from above outing for crafts/decoration.

March 1st – 8th

  • Firm up ritual plans, if you haven’t already. Will you be attending a festival, local event, a family event, or doing something on your own? If you are planning the ritual, decide on location and script/liturgy.
  • Shop for basket fillers and Ēostre clothes (if needed).

March 9th – 15th

  • Prepare garden for planting or check on/seek out places to wild craft (forage).
  • Make menu plans and grocery list.

March 16th – the Equinox

  • Shop for menu items.
  • Prepare menu items.
  • Celebrate!

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Countdown to Imbolc – Holiday Planner

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January 16th – 19th

  • Begin early Spring deep cleaning and organizing.
  • Begin looking for signs of Spring. Take seasonal outdoor pictures with family/friends.
  • Collect juniper branches to dry out and make smudge wands.

January 20th – 23rd

  • Firm up ritual plans, if you haven’t already. Will you be attending a festival, local event, a family event, or doing something on your own? If you are planning the ritual, decide on location and script/liturgy.
  • Take inventory of ritual and magical supplies.
  • Make candles to replenish your supply for the year (if needed).

January 24th – 27th

  • Make menu plans and a grocery list for your Imbolc feast.
  • Make garden (or windowsill garden) plans for early sprouting.
  • Shop for seeds and other supplies.
  • Obtain blessed water (this can simply be water from a source you consider sacred).

January 28th – February 1st

  • Shop for menu items.
  • Set out a Brat Bríde (a strip of fabric or ribbon for Bríde to bless when she stops by your house).

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