The solstice is past - 17:47 today.
This always has meaning for me. Tomorrow, the light will last for longer, and the night will be shorter.
Also, it is snowing outside. I cannot remember when I last saw a white Christmas, but it is looking more and more likely this year.
This afternoon we've been putting up our tree, and later in the week, family will be arriving. It feels really quite festive in a seasonal sort of way.
And that's good.