December can whizz by in a festive frenzy if we’re not careful. That’s why there are some slow Winter rituals that I like to do each year, that help me stay calm. Seasonal things, that I can do mindfully and with intention. Tasks that help me take a breath and slow down.
Having only been in our home a short while, we are just beginning to start our own family traditions. I love to go outside and gather greenery to decorate our home. One of my favourite slow Winter rituals is making wreaths. This one here is Pussy willow and Eucalyptus.
Lighting traditional beeswax candles at this time of year is a simple joy. Their glow is much needed as the days get shorter.
I was thrilled to write and photograph about some of my slow Winter rituals in ‘Bringing the Outside In’ for one of my favourite brands Toast for Toast Travels Magazine. Do pop over for a look here.
Make sure you take some time to slow down this December. There are so many wonderful wholehearted moments to enjoy if you pause long enough to be present and witness them.
What slow Winter rituals do you enjoy? Would love to know some of your family traditions.
This post is in collaboration with Toast.