Brighten Your Holiday Season With Festive Candles


Libby Dunne, Staff Writer

The holiday’s are coming and you want to decorate your house. What is a better way to get in the holiday spirit than holiday themed candles? Not only do they look great in your house, but they smell nice too. Holiday candles are also great host gifts for any holiday parties you plan to attend this year.
Some people may not want to go to the store to buy a candle they may only use for a few weeks during the year, but don’t worry, you can still get in the holiday spirit by decorating a plain candle you have laying around the house. You can use plants and pinecones you find in your yard, but even better, would be a holly branch, a poinsettia flower or another holiday plant you find throughout the season. Almost any plants you find look festive when paired with candles.
Though decorating your own candles is fun and easy, buying holiday candles is probably the best way to show your holiday spirit. Store-bought holiday candles may not be as fun to make, but they last for many years, and can be decorated with many intricate designs: holly, snowmen, reindeer, penguins, etc. Also, some store-bought holiday candles are specially scented to smell like the holidays, something you don’t get with an average candle. If you don’t know where to buy a great holiday candle, Across the Way in Moraga has a large selection of candles to satisfy all homes with adorable and perfect candles for their house.
If you really want your own unique candle design, you can decorate the outside of a soup can, and put a plain candle on the inside (after eating the soup of course). You can decorate a piece of paper however you like and wrap it around the can incorporate your own style into the candle’s outer design. You can also put a candle on the inside of a plastic jar, and paint the outside with your own design. This way, you can personalize your candle, and keep it for future holiday seasons.
Once you have your prefered candle/candles all decorated and set up around your house, just light them up and get in the holiday spirit! Happy Holidays!