Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A family tradition for some
Their ritual was to have the children in another room on Christmas while the candles were lighted. Then they would be brought into the room to see the candle and then after just moments they were blown out. Once again in the evening, the children came back in to see the tree lighted once more for a few minutes. At this time, traditionally everyone in the family gathered to make holiday "wishes" for the upcoming year. And then the candles were extinguished again. Even though electricity was available long before, some were using candles on their trees into the 1900's.