Festivals of Lights

For me Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year.  Why?  Because of the lights.    This year Hanukkah,  the Jewish eight-day festival of lights, begins on the same day as Christmas.  Every evening during Hanukkah, the family gathers to light a candle on the menorah until, 8 days later, all of the candles are burning.

Hanukkah is celebrated with prayers, good food and exchanging gifts.  It is also a time of reflection.     I like to decorate around the house with strings of lights and candles and I think it is very nice to combine both holidays.

Here I put a small Hanukkah book under the Christmas tree

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I placed a Hanukkah menorah next to Christmas decorations and I think it looks very nice.  Once all the candles are burning it will look very festive.

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Strings of lights everywhere

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going to Christmas markets in the evening.  Here the Christmas market in Vieux Terrebonne, Quebec.

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bright lights from houses can be seen in the darkness of the night

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sitting next to the Christmas tree

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Instead of a Christmas tree other plants  or pine branches can be used to hang decorations and to place strings of lights.   Lights around windows or around paintings look also very nice.   I keep my lights all winter long.   I call them my winter lights.

Here I placed a painting next to some branches.  

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Winter paintings,  white skates, Christmas tree decorations, stars etc . all make good objects to use as decorations for the season.

A PICTURE OF THE BIG SNOWSTORM TODAY

Tina deep  in the snow

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4 thoughts on “Festivals of Lights

  1. Is that Jeannine’s bungalow is see? So pretty…
    Your home is beautifully decorated for the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah!
    Kisses to Tina.

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