Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Candlelight on Cool Autumn Nights

To me, there is nothing more beautiful than candlelight.  Any season of the year, it makes an evening more special by bringing a feeling of intimacy to a room.  I love candlelight the most on cool Autumn and Winter nights.  The light from the tiny fire invites one to speak in more subdued voices.  It draws loved ones together and casts a softening light on one's surroundings.  It rests the eyes from the glare of artificial lighting and promises warmth and coziness.  It sets evening apart from day as a special time, as perhaps the highlight of the day.

We rush around so much from one thing to another that often we just feel happy that we can serve our families any meal at all at night.  Rarely do we give a thought to setting the mood.  But when we remember that as homemakers, we are responsible for not only nourishing the body, but also the soul, then setting a mood for the sacred time when our family gathers together at table becomes truly important.  Candlelit meals can be an integral part of that.  It signals to our family that the cares and stresses of the day are to be left behind and we can now relax and enjoy each other's company.

Let's recapture the evening as a special time set apart for the family, even if that feeling only lasts as long as mealtime.  To that end, light some beautiful candles table top, turn off the lights and let the magic begin.

Have a great day!


Christensen Family said...

love this. I despite bright harsh lighting in the day or night. Yay for candles and glowing lamps!

Sybil said...

What a great idea Elizabeth, one I will use when the darker nights come in...we will be changing our clocks back an hour at end of month and it will be dark ever so early then...
Beautiful sunset at the moment after a really nice day.
Love Sybil xx

What I Did Today said...

Beautiful post. I love candlelight too. It's been a long time since we've had a candle lit meal. Will have to do have one soon!

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