There are dozens of days throughout the year that are celebrated in the Wainik house, but December 21st is always the most special. So why does this particular day rise above all the rest? Because it's the shortest day of the year which means every day after it is one step closer to lightness. We love winter - everything about it - except the darkness. So when the Winter Solstice rolls around, it embodies the best of the season for us - crisp air, snow, stillness, but most importantly, that start of longer days.