It was nice to welcome Winter officially with homemade lanterns and goodies. We had a cocoa bar and other sweets. A few neighbors gathered, and the girls were excited to share decorations and giddiness. In musical background mood, we had plenty of Icelandic inspiration (Mum, Sigur Ros, Amiina etc.), Loreena McKennitt (A Winter Garden), Over the Rhine (Darkest Night of the Year), Al di Meola (Winter Nights), Mutemath's "Stare at the Sun" and Craig Olson's "Solstice Night" to be in theme.