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This is a winter solstice -Yule border web theme set.  Images of winter inspired me for the design: the stag, Yule log, pine cones, icicles, oak tree, the dawning sun, mistletoe, holly and the pentagram.  All these images are evocative of the season.  The Winter Solstice, historically known as Midwinter, occurs around December 21 or 22 each year in the Northern hemisphere, and June 21 or 22 in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the shortest day and the longest night of the year, marking the beginning of Winter. Worldwide, interpretation of the event varies from culture to culture, but most hold a recognition of rebirth, involving festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations.  Many solar calendar Midwinter celebrations still center upon December 25th in the north, which was the winter solstice upon the establishment of the Julian calendar.

Above you see a sample of how a web page title could be inserted into the winter solstice -Yule title graphic created for this set.  There is a blank of the graphic in the .zip file below.  If you don't have a graphic program capable of doing that, e-mail me and I will do it for you as time allows.  Below you will find the winter solstice -Yule graphic divider.  I recommend creating as a navigation bar as shown above at the top and or bottom of the page.  I have linked it in a couple of places so you can see how it might look.  The words and links are totally flexible being simple HTML.  The navigation divider clip art can be used together as shown or separately according to your needs.  
Yule divider

Yule bullet The solstice has remained a special moment of the annual cycle of the year since neolithic times. The winter solstice was immensely important because communities were not assured to live through the winter, and had to be prepared during the previous nine months. Starvation was common in winter between January to April, also known as the famine months. The winter solstice festival was the last feast celebration, if it could be managed, before deep winter began.
Yule bullet Yule is an important festival for Wiccans, Neopagans and various secular groups who observe the holiday on the winter solstice (December 21 or 22 in the Northern Hemisphere, June 20 or 21 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Yule bullet Many Wiccan based sects favor a variety of sources on winter solstice holidays to recreate a type of "Yule" holiday. While the name "Yule" is used, it is not an absolute reconstruction of the original holiday. Often, wreaths, Yule logs, decoration of trees, decorating with mistletoe, holly, and ivy, exchanges of presents, and wassailing are incorporated and regarded as sacred. 

Yule divider

        To save, you may download the .zip file which includes the winter solstice -Yule graphics, clip art, instructions and HTML template.  Do not link to the graphics on this page!  Please note that this set is free to use on personal websites only (donations are always appreciated).  Those sites that hope to generate income (business site) there is a one time $10 minimum requested donation payable through Pay Pal.

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        Whether it is a commercial or personal web site,  a text link to this site MUST appear on all pages you use these designs on.  Below is a suggested format:

winter solstice -Yule web theme set courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics web set icon Crystal Cloud Graphics.


Wiccan & Goddess 3d Clip Art Graphic Images Wiccan & Goddess Animated 3d Clip Art Graphic Images Wiccan Coordinated Web Page Set 1
(Pentacle - Pentagram)
Wiccan Coordinated Web Page Set 2
(Greenman)
Wiccan Coordinated Web Page Set 3
(moon - candle)
Wiccan Coordinated Web Page Set 4
(Runes)
Wiccan Coordinated Web Page Set 5
(Wheel of the Year)
Wiccan Coordinated Web Page Set 6
(Winter Solstice - Yule)
For related coordinated web sets and miscellaneous graphics it is recommended that you also browse the following areas: Goddess Web Theme Index Celtic Web Theme Index Religious Holiday Web Theme Index

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