Monday, December 10, 2012

Candles on my Christmas Tree


A long time Christmas tradition at my house is to put candles on our Christmas
tree. This tradition originated in Germany, of course, where so many of our customs began.

Years ago when I was first married, I ordered the candle holders from Germany. These are the same ones I still use with red candles tucked inside. Once or twice a season the candles are lit and those fortunate enough to be present sing several Christmas carols, including "Oh Christmas Tree" in German. Last night was the Indiana family Christmas, and we lit the tree. (Notice the large yellow bowl on the floor...it is filled with water!)

It is an absolutely breaktaking sight and very humbling as well.

Please enjoy this week's column with Christmas traditions! As always, I thank you for reading and enjoying.

Lou Ann

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