Friday, December 25, 2015

The New Reign Begins!

As you may have guessed, my brother and I have met on the fields of honor. It was a hard-won fight, but my brother submitted to me in the end. He is off to enjoy his well-earned rest while I take my place on the throne.

Like many others, the unseasonably warm weather has played havoc with my sinuses and I've been suffering from a cold these past few days. I'm working hard to finish writing the replies to the many letters we've received, so please don't think I've forgotten you! You reply is coming soon.

Merry Christmas everyone! As this Yuletide holiday progresses, stay safe and appreciate the company of friends and family. If you know of anyone who may be alone this holiday, please extend your hospitality to them. At this time of year, some people need to be reminded that they are not without friends.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Welcome Wild Hunters!

We are very pleased and honored to be mentioned in an article on The Wild Hunt. You know you've made it when The Wild Hunt mentions you. The Solstice Kings are huge fans.

So to those who have discovered us via the article, welcome and Happy Yule  to you! The Oak King and the Holly King hope to receive your letters over the Yuletide season.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Letters to Odin

It's not everyday that you receive a letter written to Odin.

Fortunately, the All-Father has agreed to have these letters taken across the Rainbow Bridge and adorn his halls during the Yuletide season. His generosity of spirit is indeed God-like.

Yule is only 11 days away, so we await your letters! Write to the Solstice Kings! And don't worry: even if we get the letters after the Winter Solstice, they will still be read, answered, and appreciated.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Share Your Light

We have received the first batch of letters that have included heartfelt writings, artwork, and even small gifts. We really appreciate that people have taken the time to write to us and are so inspired!

We know that people are struggling (spiritually, financially, emotionally, etc), but they also filled with a remarkable amount of hope for a brighter future.

At this time of year, the darkness comes early and sometimes, it seems to have no ending. We invite you to embrace the quiet of the darker days, take the time to tune-out that which drags you down, and share your inner light with others in need. When you share your light, you end up with more light.

The Solstice Kings wish to bless everyone with the happiest of tidings in the coming holiday season. Share your light, comfort each other through the darkness.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Write to the Oak King, Honor the Holly King

We've been receiving inquiries from lots of people asking to whom they should address their letters. There are a few ways you can craft your letter and we will ensure to honor them all!

  • Write to the Oak King as he enters his new six-month reign of ever-increasing light.
  • Write to the Holly King to honor the end of his reign as he prepares to enjoy his well-earned rest.
We've also been asked if people can write to Odin, the Yule Fairies, and many others. Our Yuletide elves are ready to resort and redirect your Yuletide mail to wherever you need it to go.

Happy Yule everyone!

New Artwork!

The talented Elise Duquette (website) has released her artwork for the Oak King! Have you started writing your Yule letters to the Oak King yet?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Updated Mailbox Address

@@ UPDATE @@

As of December 1st 2015, our mailbox is moving to the following address:

5890 Monkland, Suite 16-0612
Montreal, Qc
Canada H4A 1E9

Also, we've just noticed that we've gotten 1000 hits as of today (November 11th 2015). Pretty impressive! The Kings are feeling the love and look forward to receiving your letters!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Holly King Art

Check out this stunning drawing of the Holly King writing his letters, submitted by the talented Elise Duquette ( She promises us that a version of the Oak King is on its way!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Blessings for the New Year

For the first six months of his 2016 reign, what would you ask of the Oak King?

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Blessed Samhain

Blessed Samhain to everyone! The veil between the living world and our beloved dead is thin and they yearn to hear us again. Remember them, let them know you're okay, and that their memory continues to be strong in your heart.

The Oak King is now full awake and is feeling his strength return. He is preparing himself for his confrontation with his brother the Holly King at Yule. He yearns to hear encouraging words from his people, their hopes, the dreams, and their wishes in the new year.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

First Letter to the Oak King received!

People have been asking what kinds of letters should they send to the Oak King. Think of this correspondence like writing letters to Santa Claus. Sure, traditionally it would children who send letters to Santa, but many adults send letters to Santa as well. They put their hopes, fears, and wishes for a prosperous years into these letters, and with the Oak King reigning as the days get longer and there is more light in the sky, he brings hope to those who continue to beat the darkness back.

We've received our first letter to the Oak King this week, and with his kind permission, we are posting here for you to see. This is just one example, but it may inspire you as you collect your thoughts and feelings, put them on paper, and know that the Oak King is listening to what you have to say.

PLEASE NOTE: No one's letters will be published here without their EXPLICIT permission. All letters to the Oak King are kept confidential.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A Chill in the Air

There's a chill in my bones and I can already feel the change in the air. My brother is stirring from his sleep and our confrontation will soon be at hand. But I won't go down easy! If my brother Oak wishes to be King, he'll have to fight me for it!

I know it's not easy for him, nor is it easy for me. Write him a word of encouragement, tell him of your hopes and wishes for the coming year. It might give him the strength to face me again.
-- Holly King

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SDS Launches Today

We are officially launching the Solstice Dispatch Service today! Write a letter to the Oak King and tell him of your hopes and dreams for the coming year!

As the Winter Solstice arrives, the Holly King feels the weight of the world upon his shoulders. He is weak, tired, and ready for sleep. He knows his brother the Oak King stirs from his sleep: the candles burn just a bit brighter, the sunlight stays just a bit longer. It is time for a change.

The Oak King struggles to shake the sleep from his eyes. He has been sleeping soundly these past few months, but now he needs to know what is happening while he was away. For him to reign efficiently and well, he needs to know what you know, hear what you need, and feel what you dream.

Therefore, he is putting out a call for letters! Write to the Oak King and tell him of your hopes, dreams, and projects that you want to start or continue in the new year. Get it all down on paper and send it out for the Gods to hear!

The Oak/Holly Kings are a couple of luddites, and although they have this website, they do not accept letters as emails or any other kind of digital correspondance. If you want them to read your letter, you must write them a letter and send it by post.

You can send your correspondance to the Oak King at the following address. Be sure to include your own name and return address so that the Oak King can send back his reply.

c/o The Oak King
5764 Monkland Avenue, Suite 0612
Montreal (QC) H4A 1E9

The Postal Elves will be keeping this website going with any news, updates, and calls for missing socks!