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Itís All About Light: Holiday How-To

Itís All About Light: Holiday How-To

Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, Yule, Diwali, and the celebration of Buddhaís enlightenment all take place in December, the darkest time of the year. All of these festivals have one thing in common: they focus on light and renewal. Think of all the words about light that fill us with hope: radiant, brilliant, glowing, warm. It is a special joy to imagine these light-filled celebrations taking place throughout the world.

In the spirit of creating more warmth, more light, and more loving intimacy in our own lives and homes, we offer you these lovely ways to make the season merry and bright–safely and naturally. Find out some simple light-based rituals to do with your loved ones, which candles are the healthiest to burn, and more. Itís all about light, right here:

Seven Easy, Energizing Ways to Light Up the Holidays.

The best candles to burn and why: The Brilliant Beeswax Candle: Natural Air Purifiers and More.

For a fun holiday project, see Make Safe Candles Yourself.

Or you could make Handmade Luminaria. Itís easy.

Read more: Christmas, Crafts & Hobbies, Green Decorating, Hanukkah, Holidays, Life, New Year, Spirit

By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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11:33PM PST on Jan 1, 2014

Thank you for sharing!!

11:32PM PST on Jan 1, 2014

Thank you for sharing!!

11:31PM PST on Jan 1, 2014

Thank you for sharing!!

11:27PM PST on Jan 1, 2014

Thank you for sharing!!

4:40PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

thankyou for sharing

9:13AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Candles are beautiful and add so much warmth to any room!!!! Thanks

9:58AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

I remember making candles out of melted paraffin, using a Pringles can or smaller cans.
Now I only use the safer, flameless candles. I have both the LED and battery operated types but prefer the battery operated for a brighter, longer lasting light.

11:04AM PST on Dec 1, 2012

thanks for the article.

3:56PM PST on Nov 15, 2012

Happy Diwali!

5:41PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012


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