Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas by Candlelight



The whole month of December, our family eats by candlelight. We take turns lighting and (carefully) blowing out the candles. I grew up with that tradition, back in the old days when we used matches to light candles.

My kids love this tradition. We used to use tapers, but it became to tricky for lighting purposes, then we went the votive route - too messy, now we just use tea lights. Ahhh perfect.

Luckily, we have a dimmer on our dining room light so we can still see what we're eating, but the kids get the feel of eating by candlelight. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, they are begging us to bring out the candle tree.


Stop by Rocks in my Dryer for more tips or see my post for Advent calendar ideas.

7 comments:

Kim N said...

That is a great idea. We ate by candlelight once last month and the kids thought it was the coolest thing ever. I love your candle holder.

Millie said...

Hey, *I* wanna do that! :)

Where did you get your awesome candle tree?

b. said...

That is a neat tradition!!

Do tell....where'd you get that candle tree?

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Ack! You shared this last year and I was wanting to do it this year with our family but forgot. Thanks goodness it's only Dec. 3rd!

jill said...

I love this tradition!! What a way to set December apart.

Elizabeth-W said...

Very cute!!

Up in Bubbles said...

I always gorget to do this one but I loved it growing up.