This Little Candle Light of Mine

Light is good right? With light we see where we are going, what we are putting on in the morning, what we look like before we head out the door. We get see how beautiful creation is everyday as dawn comes. Light is necessary for so many reasons. Even in the spiritual sense light is important. John 1:5 says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Living in darkness would NOT be fun. However, there are times when it is fun to have everything go dark for a time and this usually happens when the electricity goes out. And what do we do when the electricity goes out? We bring out all our candles and kerosene lamps. We gather around the table and take time to talk about our day or maybe we try to play a board game while waiting for the lights to come back on. For a short period of time we are forced to slow way down. It’s nice isn’t it? 

Candles have been used for thousands of years for the most basic functions in life. Back in the day the western world used animal fat, also called tallow, to make candles but by the middle ages, beeswax was introduced and people gladly used it over tallow. Then in the 18th Century whale wax was introduced which provided a much brighter and sturdier form of light. Aren’t you glad we don’t have to spend half our day dipping candles in wax? I have always wanted to live in the pioneer days for a snippet of time. Although, when it comes right down to it, I'm pretty sure I wouldn’t last long. I love my conveniences. 

Of course today, candles aren’t required because we have electricity in abundance. Candles are readily accessible for special occasions such as holiday gatherings or when we have guests or on a stormy night like I mentioned above or a romantic dinner with our honey. And Praise God for that right? So this brings me to my main point in all of this. 20th Century=Candles=Grungy candles=Battery operated candles=Candles on timers. Isn’t it awesome. Technology that makes our lives convenient. Primitive Star Quilt Shop offers a variety of candles but the ones I am going to focus on, in this post are the Battery Candles. This is an awesome invention. We have pillars, tea lights, and candlesticks. We have grungy and regular but they all have a common denominator…batteries. These are safe options especially if you have a lot of little ones in your home. They are also on a timer which mean they will stay on for 6 hours and then shut off for 18 hours. It will repeat that cycle each day as long as you leave it on. Shutting off the on/off switch will allow you to reset the time it turns on. 

These candles are very versatile and can be used in places that real candles might be dangerous. You can use them on shelves, hutches, in centerpieces, in candle holders that hang on the wall, or put them in your windows and know that it is safe. Since they don’t burn you don’t have to worry about the soot that comes from burning a regular candle. And the best thing about these battery operated candles is that they look real and aged. So when shopping this holiday season and searching for the perfect gift, You should consider looking into our battery candles. They make perfect gifts because they are so low in maintenance and will last quite awhile.