Jason from Don’t Boil the Sauce has started off At My Tradition for bloggers to share their end of year traditions. We celebrate summer solstice in our house, but it’s very much like a nature based Christmas so we have many of the same traditions.
The main feature in the house is the tree which is covered in red and white decorations, many of them made by my Aunty and some made by myself. We have fairy lights but tend to not put them on to save electricity. Our tree is missing something for the top, but we haven’t found the right thing yet. There is also some red and white heart banners my Aunty also made.
We all have stockings, even the dog who gets some treats on the day. Here’s mine – I used iron-on transfers to add the birds, so it’s a unique stocking.
We alternate who’s family we spend Christmas day with each year and do all the traditional Christmasy things then. You know….. Christmas crackers and silly paper hats, and coins in the pudding.
In our family we try to have a roast meal on solstice day (but sometimes we do a day that’s close by). Matt cooks it and we usually have the works with Yorkshire puddings. Afterwards we have Christmas pudding and save the mince pies for another day because we are usually full by then. I made a Christmas pudding one year, but since then my pudding pan has gone rusty! I try to make rum balls and gingerbread around this time of year.
Happy summer solstice.
Thanks Jason for organising At My Tradition.