Winter Solstice is a time where many people celebrate the return of the light and warmth in the coldest darkest days of the wheel of the year, which occurs when the sun passes through a specific point in the sky, in the constellation Sagittarius on December 21 or December 22 of each year. This year Winter Solstice is on December 21, 2009 and is the shortest day of the year. Whether you believe in Winter Solstice or not, it is always fun to celebrate the return of longer days.
Many ancient cultures celebrated the Winter Solstice as a day for optimism. Starting on December 22, 2009, the sun will stay out longer and longer each day. Celebrations have gone back to the ancient Romans who celebrated a weeklong Saturnalia Festival that included gift giving, decorating with greenery to temp a sun god back.
If you are thinking of throwing a Winter Solstice party, the first thing you will need is some Winter Solstice party invitations to invite your guests. There are many places online where you can find winter solstice invitations to purchase for your winter solstice party for your midwinter celebration.
If you are looking for some unique winter solstice cards, FaerieCards.com is a great place to find unique Winter Solstice greeting cards. If you like a card that is blank inside, you can either hand write your Winter Solstice party information or you can type up the invitation and print on a matching colored paper and cut down to fit inside the card with some decorative scissors and adhere the invitation into the card with scotch double sided tape.
Zazzle.com is another great place where you can find some great beautiful Winter Solstice invitations for your midwinter celebration. You can personalize your cards and have them sent directly to you with all your information printed on the inside of the card.
If you would like to send an invitation by email, Blue Mountain eCards has the perfect Winter Solstice invitations to send to the recipients’ inbox. You personal message space is unlimited so you can fit all the important Winter Solstice party information on your ecard. Evite is another great website where you can send your invitation by email and even manage your r.s.v.p.’s online.
Announcingit.com is where you can find Winter Solstice invitations that include blue mod snow, red mod snow, and curious snowman on a reindeer, snow sparker with snowflakes, red and green snowflakes, and shooting star on blue, and more.
If you are interested in DIY Winter Solstice party invitations, Shannon Wilson has a wonderful article, “DIY Winter Solstice Party Invitations” where you can make them yourself. She will show you how to easily make falling snowflake invitations, shadow invitations, and wreath invitations.
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