Nov 30, 2012 - 9:06 pm
For me they both gp back to when I was a child in France.
The most BEAUTIFUL Christmas tree I have ever seen was totally candle lit. I have been able to find candle holders for Christmas trees so we always light the candles for a while every Christmas Eve.
I will admit I was a spoiled brat back then and had my electically lit tree in front of the window on the Promanade from the time I was home from school til the shutters had to be closed. One afternoon getting close to sunset, aouple of Nuns from the local Orphanage knocked and asked our maid if they hurried back and got the kids would it be possible for the kids to see the lights. Of course and Mom insisted that had to get hot cider/chocolate and cookies ready for them. It took a lot of convincing to gtet the Nuns to let the kids have what was ready for them - they did. Not want tò take anything we needed to eat.
Christmas Eve - Again this goes back to my early days in France. My French friends would put out grass/hay for Pere Noel's horse. Well if the horse needs hay - then the reindeers need it too. So always have put hay out for them. Even when we had no chimney when the boys were little - Hubby had to put hay on the roof before they went to bed - it was always gone in the morning. Now I had sign that is lit that goes out in front every Christmas Eve that says 'Reindeer Fuel Stop'. There are hay bales there- there is never any hay left the next morning.
So what do you do -especially diffrent 'things'
Winyan - The Power Within