November 01, 2014
We all have memories of some sort when it comes to Thanksgiving, the day we intentionally gather with loved ones and give thanks for our blessings. It's no coincidence that this holiday takes place during the time of year when temperatures plummet and our palates crave heartier meals and more bountiful desserts. For those of us charged with preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, it's a culinary marathon that begins Tuesday holding a potato peeler and culminates Thursday holding a baster. Thanksgiving is about parades, overindulging, football games, rubbing our over-filled bellies, and just catching our breath before the official onset of the holiday season the following day (gasp).
Ah, yes, and Thanksgiving is about gratitude, a time to reflect on what we have and to give thanks as we choose. . . to a Higher Power. . . . to each other. . . to ourselves. And while we think that nothing shows thanks more than the gift of a candle, it's really the sharing of family and friendships, the warming of hearts that make Thanksgiving memories.
Since 1998 we've been so fortunate to do what we love to do, make Aunt Sadie's Candles. This Thanksgiving especially, our hearts will be filled with gratitude for each of you.
Brian and Gary