Children helping in the Matariki garden at school in preparation for Friday's celebration.
At home we prepared our lanterns for our family tradition of a lantern garden walk.
Sadie decorated our windows with pretty paper cutting.
We made some popcorn bird feeders to hang in the trees.
Come night fall the children lit their lanterns and ventured outside.
Sadie told stories in the fairy garden.
Back inside hot soup and homemade bread was waiting and the grand finale..... toasting marshmallows on the open fire.
Celebrating the winter solstice has become a beautiful tradition in our house, something to look forward to and share.