I carefully scraped off the skeleton and bizarre tree
There was a free pack of "table confetti" in my Christmas kitchen roll, so I stuck it round the candle, and ended up with this...
Which is much prettier and more Christmassy.
I am not quite sure what will happen if I actually light the candle! Will I end up with a heap of waxy stars? I shall stand the candle on an old CD to catch the drips and add to the reflective qualities. All for 19p!!
The Williamson family have included this Howard Thurman poem on their blog this week [He was black Baptist minister in the USA, spiritual adviser to Martin Luther King]
The Work of Christmas
When the song of the angel is still,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their sheep,
The work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among people,
to make music in the heart.