December 01, 2011

Countdown In Light.

This December is very special to me, as I get to experience the Holiday season for the first time in my new home.

I am looking forward to celebrate this enchanting occasion in the company of my new family, as we combine our traditions, creating something novel and something that is ours.

While most of my possessions are in storage, I made sure all the red boxes once stored in my old basement, with Christmas written on their side, were tucked away safely in our garage. Thus some of my Christmas decorations are now finding their way into our home.

Such as the familiar Calendar Candle. Christmas is simply not complete in any home I live in, unless I get to experience this simple daily pleasure in this ultimate month of the year.
Those of you who know me well know that starting the 1st of December, I burn a special candle, the one that has twenty four numbers printed on its side. I burn each number down for each day in December until I reach 24 - The Christmas Eve.

This year is no exception. I opted for a simple white candle, made of natural wax, so very fitting our austere home.
Thus yet again, the countdown to Christmas has begun and each day I will post a new picture of the burning candle on my side bar - turning this month into weeks of progressive photography in light.
And days of sweet anticipation.

34 comments :

Ann Nichols said...

What a special time for you - in a new home and with a new love! I adore your calendar candle! (Must see about locating one myself!)
Blessing during this wonderful season of joy, light, reflection and love!
Ann

ladyfi said...

How lovely! I do like these Christmas candles and really must go out and buy one at once!

Susan Deborah said...

Love your tradition, Zuzana. This time of the year is indeed special as it is lovely to celebrate the season with someone we love. Incidentally, this is my first Christmas after my wedding.

Cheers to us!!!

Joy always,
Susan

Rahul Bhatia said...

A lovely way for countdown to Christmas! Best wishes ..

Lynne said...

What a lovely way to mark the time. It's lovely to have traditions.

Elizabeth said...

Don't know what it is this year but I am just not ready to start with the preparations for christmas just yet.

Very strange but I'm glad that you lighted your candle again maybe that will help.

Elisabeth said...

A sweet light from your candle, Zuzana, and a reminder of the passing of the days.

Arnab Majumdar said...

That sounds like a wonderful tradition. :)

Cheers...

Kath said...

You will laugh at me, I bought a beautiful calendar candle and couldnt bring myself to burn it, so it somes out every year and just sits there, unlit :-D

Becky~ said...

Goodmorning Zuzana!I just love candles.That is very different with the numbers,I havent seen anything like that here.I love the idea,love too that your sharing it with us all.

Happy Thursday to you my friend,Blessings!

MarieHarmony said...

This is a beautiful idea Zuzana! Your candle and blog design brings warmth as the winter just starts here.
Wish you a lovely month of December and looking forward your daily set of candle light photography.
Stay well.

A Lady's Life said...

what a wonderful tradition burning a candle this way Small touches like this go a long way into building new lives with new memories in new homes.
God Bless!

Alberto Hugo Rojas said...

Happy December!
all your dreams and exact location are met
in a few weeks
ends this 2011
kisses!
everything is more beautiful
the candlelight

Slamdunk said...

I am happy for you Zuzana. I am glad that you'll have some immediate reward (with holiday decorations) for all of the work in just unpacking.

Looking forward to the light pics.

Myrna R. said...

To me, your candle tradition symbolizes the warmth you're bringing to your new family. Enjoy.

Brian Miller said...

nice...there is just something about the tapering candle that says christmas to me...i think it a wonderful tradition and i enjoy sitting to watch the flame dance...look forward to hearing more of your new christmas...smiles.

LadyCat said...

I like combining old traditions to make new ones. It's good to continue to grow and bring along our past to make the present more special.
I like the calendar candle...I've never seen one.

sprinkles said...

I really need to get one of those! Hmm...will have to check the store down the street to see if they carry them.

Zuzana, if you don't mind sharing it, may I have your address so I can send you a Christmas card? Thanks!

Nezzy said...

That's just great sweetie, Christmas with a new slate! Woohoo, just think of all the memories you'll be makin' in your new home.

Beautiful Calendar Candle!

God bless your day! :o)

Angela Bell said...

I hope it is a wonderful Christmas Zuzana! Look forward to your blogs about it. lol Angela

latebloomerbuds said...

I've never seen one of those. Really a wonderful tradition. Wishing you the best holiday ever in your new home with your new family. XO, Margie

Sandy said...

Lovely tradition Zuzana!

ashok said...

lovely post!

Rajesh said...

Great, it is time to celebrate te way you love it.

Sandi McBride said...

It just goes to show that the Lord has a hand in our lives and that even when our hearts are broken by man, it is healed with His special touch...lovely photos!
hugs
Sandi

SandyCarlson said...

I hope you have fabulous, jolly holidays in your new home with your new family, my friend. Love your photos!

tony said...

a Beacon! Enjoy The New Times.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

That's a lovely family tradition...
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Hilary said...

Traditions are what make every holiday. It's the old familiarity that brings comfort. May your candle shine brightly for many years to come.

Colleen said...

Have a beautiful and blessed advent with your family Zuzana! I hope it is a time of warmth, love and peace for you.

Donna said...

What a beautiful tradition, Zuzana.

Hugs,
Donna

Blog Princess G said...

I've got mine going too, thanks to your inspiration. :)

Maggi said...

This is such a lovely tradition.

Jerry said...

What a wonderful tradition...a countdown of anticipation.