I love light and the glow of a candle
so many people were putting them in their windows in my home town
asking what it meant as it was not CHRISTmas
the meaning I was told was that you would always
receive a warm welcome at a home
that had candle light
So for about ten years I have had them in the windows on each end of our home
I have tried to find the meaning of the candle in the window
Here are a few of the meanings I have found
The Tradition of placing a Candle in the Window goes back to the Colonial times in the United States and back much further in time for other cultures. It is a Tradition practiced throughout the year. It symbolizes the warmth and security of the Family hearth and signals loyalty to Family members and loved ones who are not present in the home.
FriendshipIn many cultures a candle in the window symbolizes friendship to travelers
that they will find a warm welcome at this house .
It is always such a warm cozy feeling I get when I pull in at night and the candle lights are on in the
windows .....it even makes me feel better after a long day to just see the light .
I do hope others will feel this warm welcome each time someone comes to our home !
May you enjoy all lifes simple pleasures and join
Dayle over at