Candles at Christmas

There is a long tradition of fire around Christmas time.  The Yule log was burned to bring good fortunes in the new year.  Candles were burned to invite the sun back with their cheerful flames.

Later, candles were lit to represent the coming of Jesus.  They were used to decorate homes and trees before being replaced by electric lights.  Blessings to all, no matter what holiday you celebrate.

This is my contribution to Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe-Thursday where the theme is holiday blessings.

I am also linking this to Beth’s You Capture at I Should Be Folding Laundry where the theme is Holiday Magic or Lights.