So this post is going to be a little scattered. I’m under-caffeinated and freezing my toes off. I’m ready for spring! I’m ready for heat, really. Brrr, it’s been a long cold one, and not in a good way.
For the bulk of the population of North America and possibly Europe, February 2nd is Groundhog Day. If the little bugger sticks his head out of his den and sees his shadow (good weather), it’s another six weeks of winter for us. However, if he comes out and stays out, winter is over and spring is on the way.
Can you imagine being that species, doomed to living down being afraid of their own shadows? The reality is Groundhog Day takes its idea from a much older, more extended tradition; in Ireland, Scotland and Wales folk celebrated this time of year as the return of not only light, but of life. Oh yes, they did look for the hints of animal life as well, and usually around this time the hedgehogs and other small mammals began making their presence known once more…
Recently, it came to my attention that most people can not print out the included activities from several hand-held ebook readers. This goes against what I was assured when I was researching the possibilities of electronic publication… and kind of angers me, as even priced at $0.99, folks want what they’re paying for.
In light of this, I’m now offering a downloads page as a place to pick up the activities (which may sometimes include the crafts and/or stories as well) in a printer-friendly format.
If you have purchased any of the Sabbat chapbooks so far (Yule, Imbolc and Ostara) please send your electronic receipt via the contact form, and I’ll send the password to the downloads page to you.
I apologize for any and all inconvenience this bungle has caused, and for future reference, all chapbooks will come with a password for the corresponding pages.Tags: activities, coloring pages, Creating New Pagan Family Traditions, download, Imbolc, Ostara, print out, printer-friendly, puzzles, Yule | Categories: Chapbook Series, Main, Pagan Parenting, Sprites Pagan Kids | Comments Off | Permalink
I want you all to go buy a copy of Imbolc. Of course I do… but I also want to give you something in return.
From now until February 2nd at midnight, if you purchase a copy of Imbolc from either Amazon or Smashwords, click here to send me the receipt – I’ll send you a copy of Yule in your chosen reader-format PLUS a sneak peek at Ostara, absolutely free. If you’ve already got Yule – I’ll put your name down, and send you the complete copy of Ostara when it’s ready to go. < |:^)
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