Our days are full of many activities, tasks, and events. Sometimes it's difficult to prioritize family time and make the seemingly mundane moments special.
One of our hopes for our candles, is that they are shared in the special moments around the table with your family. That Pumpkin Pie reminds you of Thanksgiving dinners at grandma's house. That Fresh Peach reminds you of summers spent running through sunlit orchards.
But if you're looking for new ways to make special moments with the ones you love most, here are 3 we've found are the simplest to start:
1. The Read Aloud Candle
Reading books aloud in a classroom, creates a community by establishing a known foundation to build upon critical thinking and reflection skills. If it's helpful in a classroom, how much more would it be within your family?
Read a classic book aloud and light a special candle to signify it's time to listen and relax.
It's even better if your classic book has a movie to go along with it!
Our family recently finished The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien and we were able to have 3 movie nights from it. I know the movies weren't nearly as good as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it was still a fun way to eat popcorn and share the time together.
2. The Quiet Time Candle
The hustle and bustle of the day can be exhausting. Incorporate time for the family to learn something new together: paint a picture, build something, play a game.
When the candle is lit, it is time to laugh, share, and learn.
3. The Family Meal Candle
As everyone grows, so does the list of activities, sports, and appointments. Depending on how large your family is, it can feel like everyone's in a million different places at once (ok, maybe not a million, but you know what I mean 😉).
Bring everyone back together over a home-cooked meal or even a pizza night! Set the table, set the food, and light the candle. It will add a special ambience that will make your family glow with love.
We love the stories you've shared with us over the years about how our candles have been there for special moments in your family. Thank you for letting us be part!