Many are the Old World traditions of a lighted candle in the window. In Ireland, it signaled the home of a believer. To Russians, it meant that visitors were welcome. But in all traditions, it symbolizes the warmth of hearth and home.
What tradition will it symbolize in your home? It might represent the light of the new star over the manger, the light that Christ brings into our lives, the light of the gospel spreading throughout the world, or even the light of God's love shining like a candle in heaven's window lighting our way Home.
Celebrate meaningfully. Celebrate simply.
For indoor decorative use only. Not intended for use by children.
We remember this custom mostly from living in the Southeastern U.S. for a few years. When we ran across these a couple of years ago, we wanted join in that tradition. We did have one fail this year and couldn't figure out why. Still, we love the "on and off" feature. They come on each evening at the time we set them up at the first of the season and go on and off daily as programmed, so we set them up at the beginning of the Christmas season and don't have to worry about them again until we remove our Christmas decorations.
These are wonderful...all works as described...bought 3 last Christmas and
working this year like new!
I am sad to say I've been disappointed by the candles. I love the look of candles in the window at Christmas, and thought the flicker might add warmth, but the flicker felt more like Halloween than Christmas when I'd drive up to the house. They're made of cheap plastic, and most importantly I was disappointed to realize there was a safety issue when my eight year old, after dropping a candle, unknowingly replaced the batteries improperly, and then burned the tip of her finger when she reached in the opposite end to see if she'd placed them correctly. She screamed out in pain and when we found her her finger was bright red and you could see a ring where she had touched the hot wire. Even the outside of the candle was hot to the touch. I couldn't believe that placing the batteries in the wrong way, for only a short time, could create so much heat, and there is no warning on the box. With other young children in the house I'm not comfortable keeping them. The one that caused the burn was tossed, and I'm considering throwing away the rest. Don't want to Goodwill an item that could hurt someone else.
I received these candles without any instructions, so I didn't realize that they turn off and on automatically. I could find no switch, so I assumed the advertising copy was incorrect. I misunderstood, and I apologize for a previous poor review. However, I still think they are a bit pricey for a cheap plastic candle. They do have a pleasant appearance even so.
We bought some for all of our windows for the Christmas season, they worked great. Very simple to make work, just put in the battery and they do the rest. Our windows are pretty high up so the auto on/of feature was VERY handy. We've enjoyed them so much we've decided to leave them up year round rather than just for Christmas! What a gem of an item! I just love it!
I try to buy a few of these every year. Our family comes over on Christmas Eve and the grandchildren love holding them as we sing carols. Makes the evening more magical!
We have had both plug in and battery lights and these are by far the best. They stay on for several hours and then turn off and then back on the same time every day. lights flicker like candles. Batteries last a long time.