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are widely used during the holiday season. Whether you celebrate
Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa candles will no doubt play a role
in your celebration. They make great décor for any home regardless
of the faith that is practiced there.
For those of the Christian faith, candles welcome the Christ child
and are a representation of the star of the Magi. They also symbolize
the light of Christ, as He is referred to often as the “Light
of the World”. It is this same light that each faithful person
bears, according to the Christian religion. The faithful have a
responsibility to let their “light” shine as an example
to the world. Candles are a representation of this light and symbolize
spirituality, faith and devotion.
The Jewish celebrate Hanukkah around the same time as Christmas.
This holiday, often referred to as “The Festival of Lights”
centers around candles. The holiday commemorates the victory of
the Maccabees, led by Judah, over the Hellenistic Syrians. The celebration
comes because of a miraculous event that occurred when the Jews
were rededicating their temple. They could only find enough sacramental
oil to last the first day. They used it anyway and it miraculously
burned for eight days. The candles represent the sacramental oil
and a new candle is lit each night for eight days and is held in
The African holiday Kwanzaa uses candles as well. During this holiday
a Kinara is traditionally used to hold seven candles. Each of the
candles represent one of the seven principles which are the foundation
of Kwanzaa. These symbols, in English, are unity, self determination,
collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose,
creativity and faith.
Candles are more than just symbols, though. They make great decorations
because of their timeless beauty and their fragrant aromas. The
smell of candles brings in the holiday season like nothing else.
Smells of the season like pine and cinnamon inspire memories for
many and create a warm, inviting atmosphere.
Candles also make wonderful gifts for anyone on your list. They
come in many colors, sizes, shapes and fragrances. There is also
a wide price range for them. From simple to designer, candles are
elegant no matter what their price tag is and can easily be decorated
to add a personal touch. Embellishments like decoupaged tissue paper,
buttons and lace add a delightful touch of charm to a basic candle.
Candles are fun and elegant throughout the year and give your home
a fresh, attractive scent. During the holidays they are especially
meaningful with all of their symbolism and grace.
Holiday Decorations on a Budget
There are many ways you can still get into the holiday spirit and
allow your home to reflect that spirit without having to break the
Operated Outdoor Christmas Lights
When it comes to decking the halls with boughs of holly, Americans
have extended traditional decoration to the outside of homes, business
buildings and storefronts.
Outdoor Christmas Lights
Choosing the best outdoor Christmas lights for your home has a lot
to do with the shape and appearance of the lot itself.