Imbolc is just around the corner and, if you’re like me, you like to enjoy your holidays for as long as possible. Luckily, this is one very unobtrusive holiday to decorate for so you can milk it these couple of weeks no problem! Here are five ideas to do just that:
- The number one decoration for Imbolc is by far the simplest of any holiday: candles. As one of the Fire Festivals, flames and candles are very important to Imbolc (in fact, the Christian version is even called Candlemas.) Simply fill your home with candles of all shapes and sizes (just be extremely careful with all that fire!)
- Imbolc has several themes but one is associated with old country practices involving springtime livestock: dairy products. Honor the sheep, goats and cows that supply us with our daily milk and butter by putting together a wildflower (or florist-picked) arrangement in an old milk bottle and displaying it in your kitchen or on your altar.
- Another theme that goes along with Imbolc is the weather, which tends to be a bit tempestuous this time of year. Honor the raindrops by decorating in shades of grey, whether it be a new throw pillow, a tablecloth on your altar or even a fresh new accent wall.
- The Celtic goddess Brighid is often associated with Imbolc so decorate with her symbols, including bells and St. Brighid’s Cross.
- Begin bringing out your spring decorations – after all, Imbolc is the Pagan first day of Spring!