This is part of my Christmas Memory Challenge, a goal I set for myself to recall 25 things I love about Christmas. You can also check out Shannon's memories here.
Living as far north as I do, the days are quite short this time of year. I know, they're not Sweden or Yukon short, but it is getting dark by 5:00pm. It's no wonder that decorations of candles, eventually replaced by lights, became a part of the holiday traditions in the northern hemisphere.