The ancient Druids honored the winter solstice as a celebration of death and rebirth. Though our traditions may change and new days are named, this sentiment perseveres. The holidays bring a reminder of another year gone. We remember those who have passed and light candles to hold their memories close.
But the holidays are also a time of rebirth. This is a time of family, feasting, and festivity. Across cultures and religions, the end of December signals the start of a new year, a new time, and new hope. It is a joyous occasion of gifts, love, celebration, and light. It is a time where we spoil the young, cherish moments with the old, and pass on stories to honor those gone.
Whether we celebrate through traditions both old and new, this is a season for all of us. It is a time where we come together as a community, and find joy in the presence of one another once more. For a brief moment of the year, the holidays bring us a breath of reprieve. In the stillness of this long winter night, we gather around fires, sip cider from steaming mugs, and step away from the demands of our everyday life.
This is a time of comfort and peace, and we hope this holiday season brings you both in abundance. And remember: No matter how far away you roam, when you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze, there’s no place like home for the holidays. And what better place to call home, than our own perfect hamlets, tucked away here in the Litchfield Hills & beyond.
From our families to yours, we wish you all the happiest of holidays full of togetherness. May this day be the beginning of your most joyous year to come.