This is what Danes call a Kalendarlys, or ”Light calendar”. Many Danish families have lit theirs for the first time yesterday night, just like me. The idea is to enjoy the very hyggeligt light of your candle a little each day bringing you one step closer to Christmas. With the days being at their shortest this time of year, both in Vikingland and here, in Québec, the warmth of the little flame certainly is welcome in any home.
I got my first kalendarlys in a Danish store while I was away from home a couple of weeks back. I was pretty excited to have a genuine DK candle.
2018 has been a very introspective year for me. Maybe because I hit the big 4, or simply because things were meant that way. Either way, it doesn’t really matter.
Yesterday’s Looking back post was pretty basic. I was just happy to light my candle for the first time. But it got me thinking, and I decided to (try to) post every night of advent, joining a picture of my slowly melting kalendarlys and random thoughts about the past year, and the year to come.
We’ll see how that goes…
I hope you’ll tag along.