“It is better to light a candle
than curse the darkness.”
I’m not a Christmas fan …. but I love all the candles and lights that our homes, offices and official buildings have in their windows until 17 days after Christmas. I keep mine until the end of January.
We dress our windows … every window, the first Sunday of Advent, this year it means now on Sunday.
Every year we export about 3 million Swedish Welcome Light, as IKEA call them and I suppose they sell quite a few of them.
In the old days, people put real candles in the windows so they could find their way home in the dark, but that also meant that the fire brigades were very busy.
Swede Oskar Andersson made in 1934 the world’s first electric Advent candleholder for Swedish Philips in Gothenburg. During Christmas 1938, produced 6,000 candlesticks, which were also quickly sold out. During the WWII the production was down and started again in 1946.
I wish you weekend full of light!