Sunday, January 30, 2011

community Candlemas celebration

Our little festival community held a Candlemas celebration today. The beautiful temperatures of yesterday continued into today and it turned into a lovely celebration of the return of light to our day as well as the promise of coming spring.

Our Candlemas celebration this year was a little different, although no less special, than last year's. We decided to roll candles this year to make our Candlemas candles.

Our next station was a candle decorating station with Stockmar decorating wax.

We ended up with candles filled with so much unique creativity.

The next station was a paper-candle-holder-making station.

The 4-pointed paper candle holders turned out adorably without being too complex for the children to make in a group.

Of course, we had a baby station as well, on the warm, sunny porch, filled with music and singing.

What a lovely way to kick off the week of Candlemas!


  1. beautiful photos, what a wonderful way to celebrate this day! i love everything you created! my thoughts are turning to spring also.

  2. Wow, we have temps in the low 30's. It looks so warm there!

  3. Oh how fantastic, what a great event. I am so jealous of your temps!

  4. I can't say how much I enjoy the idea of a festival community! You do lovely things together!

  5. Looks like so much fun! I'll just be making French Candlemas crepes this year, but next year, we'll have to put something like this together.

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