Happy New Year! This has got to be one of my very favorite family traditions- burning the Christmas tree. What a send off to the previous year, and a bright hello to things to come.
This year we also made wish boats (if you’d like to make these there’s a great tutorial HERE on youtube) out of folded paper. We stood around the familiar oak table and creased and folded and laughed as we followed my mom’s lead to make boats for our candles. The room got quiet as we wrote our wishes for 2009, slipping into a reflective calm as we focused on the year ahead.
Wishes inscribed, we made our way down to the pond. One by one, we lit candles and sent the wishes sailing.
Wishing you a year of wonder and connection with those you love.