My house is decorated simply this year. I have not tucked greenery into every nook and cranny, or hung ornaments all over the place. I've skipped the outside lights, even though I love them. We've had so much going on that I just drew a line and said, "enough." Next year, I may feel liket goobering up every available surface with Christmas stuff, but for now....this feels good to me.
But one thing I have set out here and there is Christmas candles. Some of them are ones that are out all year long, but rearranged with greenery or circled by poinsettia blooms (fake ones, of course.) It looks lovely.
And those candles will look even lovelier after today's Small Thing, which is to actually light them. I'm not sure if I've been waiting for Santa to show up before I strike a match, but how silly is it to have them set out and then never light them? This morning, I lit one near the kitchen and it made me smile instantly. Why did I wait so long to enjoy its warm glow?
You don't have to have "special" candles to enjoy this small thing. If you've got a wax stump with a wick, fire it up and live a little. Grab a couple small Christmas balls to place around it and you've got yourself a festive, decadent treat. Who knew that something so small could make such a statement!
POINTS: 40 for enjoying one lit candle sometime today
BONUS POINTS: 10 for each additional candle you light.......so dig in those drawers, girls! Here's a chance to pick up some unlimited points!!