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
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.
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 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).
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.
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
payable through Pay Pal.
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
is a home based graphic design and drafting firm that has been in
since 1978. It is owned and operated by Kythera
If you would like to commission a specially designed theme or graphic
send an e-mail.
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