Docstoc

Window_Candles_Offer_Warmth_Tradition_And_Security

Document Sample
Window_Candles_Offer_Warmth_Tradition_And_Security Powered By Docstoc
					Window Candles Offer Warmth Tradition And Security

Word Count:
395

Summary:
Many people think that window candles show style and refinement, but they
very often ignore or simply don't know the window candle tradition. It is
true that its long history back to the Colonial times of the United
States is now fallen into oblivion, but the symbolism of this tradition
is very touching and dear to many. The window candle was used to show the
warmth and security of a home, as well as the loyalty of the family
members for those not present.

Where it all sta...


Keywords:
candles,beeswax candles,window candles,ear candles,flameless candles,gel
candles,candles,


Article Body:
Many people think that window candles show style and refinement, but they
very often ignore or simply don't know the window candle tradition. It is
true that its long history back to the Colonial times of the United
States is now fallen into oblivion, but the symbolism of this tradition
is very touching and dear to many. The window candle was used to show the
warmth and security of a home, as well as the loyalty of the family
members for those not present.

Where it all started

The window candle tradition is very much related to the symbolism of the
fire in the old times. It suggests warmth and security from the dangers
of a challenging and very often unfriendly world. Fire and subsequently
the candle in the window are associated with home meals – as we need fire
to cook – and with the family hearth stability. Not only in the American
tradition, but in other cultures as well, a window candle was used as a
outward support and loyalty sign of the family for one beloved member
traveling.

The light of the candle is more the a way to keep the person vivid in the
family's memory, but also a guide in his or her path. It lets that person
know that he or she is dearly waited for. However, the window candle also
used to indicate the place where a religious service would take place, a
custom used in Ireland in times of war. Furthermore, in Colonial America,
a candle burning in the window announced some sort of celebration or a
birthday for a specific day. There are places where window candles are
burned in the windows of businesses at Christmas.

Modern day window candles
Nowadays, there are even electric window candles, very popular at
Christmas, but celebrating the very same warmth and security of a loving
family home. The candles burning at the window on Christmas Eve are more
sophisticated and complexly decorated than the regular window candles.

It is well-known that those who use candles at their windows, very often
go for large tapers, that are exactly the kind of candles that fit
tradition. Besides the welcoming atmosphere they also suggest peace and
an inviting elegance. Depending on your intention, you can either buy
such candles from a regular gift shop or purchase them on the Internet
and have them home-delivered.

				
DOCUMENT INFO