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First let me say that I am a born again christian and try to follow what JESUS would have me do ..I fail him daily, yet he picks me up and says try again my child !!!! knowing that he is closer to me than the air I breathe !that I am just dust designed by my Redeemer!! Remember when reading my blogs they are not wrote correct but from the heart ! I need lessons in writing correctly and making these interesting. I grew up in a small town and everyone knowing my family to come to a state with my husband that I knew almost no one I will say after 23 years its still hard ...I love to go back to KY as its where most of my family are I come from a large family of 9 me being the 9th ... Some of my interest are Genealogy , Landscaping, photography , love watching HGTV and now learning to Blog Again keep in mind all my posts are from the heart.. I love to laugh love being around good old friends and family I want enjoy each day as each day is a gift from the Master Creator !! my motto is I remain 29 forever !!!!! :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Simple pleasure Thursday Dec 9 2010

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.

                         In 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



  1. I love the glow of a candle in the window! I enjoyed reading about the meaning behind it too. Thank you for sharing this lovely simple pleasure.

  2. Such a simple thing, really, the glow of a candle. I had never thought about it until this post, but it has so much meaning behind it.

    Years ago, we decorated with candles in the windows. I think we should re establish the custom around my house.

    Thanks for this simply wonderful simple pleasure. It's a perfect one.

  3. Especially love the last photo. The reflection looks like the Bethlehem Star. Merry Christmas, Ginger

  4. I used to pass a house, on the way to my mom's, that always had a little candle in each window. They burned night and day and every time I passed I did, indeed, feel warmed and welcomed. What a lovely tradition, a candle in the window. Great simple pleasure.

  5. Dear Kay-k: Loved your candles in the windows post. I keep candles in our windows year-round, too...just the four front windows. I feel it is a sign of welcome. Nice post!

    By the way, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Was so happy you stopped by. Please come again. Susan

  6. I love the idea of having candles in the front window year round -- very welcoming.

  7. Nothing like that lights shining welcoming you home...LOVE it!

  8. I love candles - there is something so warm and inviting about them. I agree with Ginger - the last photo reminds me of the Star of Bethlehem.


  9. Candles do create a warm welcoming feeling. My mom always put candles in our windows at Christmas.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting. Please come back anytime, Annette

  10. I like this. A candle...makes me think...we are all candles lighting the darkness of this world. I like what you wrote about the comfort in coming home and seeing the flickering candle lit up for you...

  11. oh, I know what you mean. I too love the glow from candles & lamps through the windows @ night. Just a reminder someone is at home & I pray all is well within.

  12. I love candles in the window, they are so lovely and welcoming. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment on my rocking horse post. Merry Christmas to you and yours.(-:

  13. Isn't that true? A lit candle in the window is a welcome. If we didn't have cats to knock them over, we'd have them, too!

  14. I like this lovely tradition :-) So simple - but makes a home look very welcoming and warm!
    I thought the same as Ginger too! Star of Bethlehem is on your window!! blessings..Trish

  15. I absolutely love the idea of having candles in windows! So glad I stopped by today. =)

  16. Kay K,
    I love the meanings you found for the reason for putting candles in the windows. I've heard some of them also. It is a pleasure to see them when you come home at night so I can imagine what it must feel like to a weary traveler!