I decided to get more candles. Rather, I requested that my husband pick some up last Saturday while running errands with a daughter. I knew exactly where I had seen the boxes of pre-packaged, advent-colored, purple and pink candles.
They were sold out.
Instead a text image came through with the image of bulk candles and a question, Is the indigo color okay? I missed the message.
He bought three indigo and one white candle. I like the indigo color much better in person.
The following day, I used the seasonal snowflake paperbag that the candles were packaged in to cover a small cardboard box. I glued the words Get ready on one side and Celebrate on the other. I pressed the five candles into floral foam, lining them with pinecones and berries.
It was my adult son’s idea to move it from the living room mantel to the lazy Susan in the middle of the table. Each night we light the candles during dinner and put up the felt tree piece afterwards. It has been the most chill Advent to date.
If you look closely, you can see some scatter I added this week in honor of Hanukkah.
I love all things miniature and could not resist them!
Speaking of felt tree, this is how ours looks today, December 16, 2017. There are 15 objects placed, and the wall hanging makes 16. Since this particular activity begins December 1, we are actually on track. This is a momentous occasion for us.
Usually we miss several days and spend much time catching up. The candles on the table have been the game changer for us this year.
I chose to persist, in keeping with my word for a few more days. It has not been easy, but it has been good.