If there is one thing I love about Christmas time, it is the candleglow that comes from the twinkly lights on the tree and the candles in my windows. There is a song from the movie Home Alone called Somewhere In My Memory by John Williams. This is one of my favorite Christmas songs as the lyrics express exactly how I feel about Christmas. It makes me so happy, nostalgic, and gives me that warm Christmasy feeling.
In all the front windows of my house, I put an electric candle. I remember as a child how excited my brother, sisters, and I were when we came home from school to find that my mom had put up the Christmas decorations that included candles in all the windows. It was magical getting tucked into bed at night and dreaming of all the good things you knew were coming your way in the following weeks – I could barely sleep.
Falling asleep with candleglow = bliss.
I continued this tradition in my own home and I am happy to say that my daughters will happily continue it. When each of them went away to college, I sent them a surprise package in early December with a candle for their dorm room window so they would not miss out on that magical feeling as well as have a little bit of home while they were away.
I don’t put candles in the windows on the back of my house, but I also don’t want to miss a good opportunity to add some candleglow, especially to a place where I spend a lot of time – my kitchen window. I might as well make cooking and washing dishes as pleasant an experience as possible during the holidays. I dim the lights, light the Kosta Boda snowballs I have lined up on my windowsill, put on some Christmas music, pour a glass of red, and I am good to go.
Ahhh! I love candleglow.
I snipped some pine branches from a tree in my side yard and placed the glass snowballs on top…and of course added a touch of purple.
Candles in the window,
shadows painting the ceiling,
gazing at the fire glow,
feeling that gingerbread feeling.
I can see.
Somewhere in my mem’ry,
Christmas joys all around me,
living in my mem’ry,
all of the music,
all of the magic,
all of the fam’ly home here with me
Do you put candles in your windows?
Here is another great candleglow idea to greet your holiday guests at the front door –> Outdoor Holiday Candles.