I like celebrating the solstice the best because it's not about gifts. We shrive and pass candle light to greet the new year - this is my Swedish family :)
For gifts, i was fairly practical this year.... oh, and whimsical! I did a limited run of two fox skulls that i gold-leafed, curiosity pieces. They turned out stunning! I've never gold-leafed anything before, I think I'm hooked! I found a glue pen and did small sections at a time for the skulls. I wanted a rough finish, which was easily achieved due to inexperience and a unique textured surface. The skulls were also thoughtfully sourced from a group that uses every part of the animals.
My sister baked me a banana cream pie with toasted meringue on top and a cookie crust, somebody knows my favorite dessert pieces!
Happy Holidays! Or rather, Merry Festivus! (that's more my style.)