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!