Doing a little dress rehearsal here tonight.
Making sure all of the candle holders are equipped with the appropriate votive, tea light or taper candles.
At Christmastime I don't think it's possible to have too many candles lit. Is it? Well I suppose it probably might be, but I just love the candlelight along with the Christmas tree lights. Magical!!
I hung several glass prisms from the chandelier over the dining table. When the lights are dimmed and the tree and candles do their thing... oh so pretty and sparkly.
Because I light so many candles on Christmas day, I make it a point to count them as they are lit. Then I write that number in a prominent spot (for me it's the calendar on the front of my fridge). At the end of the day I make sure the number that are blown out matches the number I've written down.
As much as I love candlelight, I love candle safety even more. This has become my little form of checks and balance in the Christmas candle department.
These final hours leading up to Christmas day are busy ones, to be sure. Plenty of cooking and tidying still to be done. The presents are wrapped, the cookies are baked and the menu is planned. Now it's time to bring it all together. I plan to be up early tomorrow doing just that. Once the work is complete we'll be off to the candlelight service at church. Once again the beauty of candlelight adding so much ambiance to the season.
I'd like to take this time to wish you a Merry Christmas.
If you will be traveling, I wish you safe travels.
Thank you for your friendship and kindness throughout the year.