Color of the day: Red
Incense of the day: Cedar
Use this simple charm to honor and preserve your family’s bond. You’ll need scissors, a variety of colored construction paper, and colored pens. You might also want to include small stickers, glitter, or anything else you might use to adorn a paper chain. Before beginning, bless the materials with these words:
Link by link, a chain is forged,
Gather the family together around a worktable in a much-used family space. Cut the construction paper into 8 x 1-inch strips. Each family member writes family memories on the links or otherwise decorates them. (For extra magic, work with sigils, runes, and the like.)
Stapled together, the links become a chain, and when the chain’s ends are connected, a strong circle is formed.
Display this in your home, or perhaps save it for December’s Yule tree. When you pause in front of it, say:
Our family chain is brilliant and strong,