Blessings to all my Pagan friends this Yule!
For this Seax-Wican it is a time to keep Woden company. Freya has gone off in search of her Brisingamen, taking the sun and warmer days with her. My tree is lit at the beginning of the sabbat, along with candles, to show Woden he is not alone during this time. One candle will stay lit until Freya’s return at Imbolc; sort of like a lighthouse to guide her back, safely.