Halloween is over. All Saints Day and All Souls Day are passed. We’re in November. Has it hit you yet? In the blink of an eye we’ll be sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. Advent will sneak up on us and then BOOM, it’ll be Christmas!
If you’re like me, you’ve just realized that the holidays are right in front of us. And you probably haven’t ordered your Advent candles, yet. Well, you’re in luck, because I get to giveaway a fantastic Advent candle making set to one of my readers!
Two or three years ago, we were living out in the country in central Texas and I wasn’t sure where the closest Catholic bookstore was or if we even had one in the vicinity. When I was searching around online for Advent candles to order, most of the options I found weren’t looking great. I try to be careful about what kind of candles I burn because of the nasty toxins that float around your home from most candles and in general always try to buy natural beeswax candles. I was so excited to find Toadily Handmade’s web site because all their candles are 100% beeswax. Beeswax, a natural product, burns very clean (and it’s traditional for liturgical candles). I love their product so much that I’ve been ordering their Advent candles every year since. This year I asked if they’d be willing to share their wonderful product with one of my readers!
Last year, instead of ordering the already assembled candles, I tried out their Advent Candle Making Kit. It comes with 9 honeycomb beeswax sheets that you gently roll around the wicks that are provided. There’s actually enough supplies included to make three sets of candles! I absolutely loved that it was simple enough for my toddler to do (with some assistance) and he had the most wonderful time getting to participate in making the Advent candles for our table. In fact, he had such a good time that my mom let him help make her some Advent candles, too. He remembers how much fun it was and is already asking if he gets to do it again.
So, one lucky winner will get one “Make Your Own Advent Candle Kit” from Toadily Handmade. Here’s the drill, to enter, leave a comment telling me about an Advent tradition you have (or one you would like to start). For additional entries (1) “like” Toadily Handmade on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did, (2) and/or subscribe to Carrots for Michaelmas by email subscription or RSS feeder and leave a comment telling me you did, and/or (3) “like” Carrots on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did. Got it?
This giveaway will be open until Friday night (November 9, 2012), 9 pm EST.
Disclosure: I was not paid to host this giveaway. Toadily Handmade graciously sent a review kit to me and will send one to the lucky winner. I will only giveaway items that I love and use and mention businesses that I want to support. All opinions are my own.
UPDATE: Giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering and sharing your Advent traditions! Our winner was chosen by random number generator and it is Sarah who said, “I think this year if we can just commit to candles and prayer every night, I will be happy with our Advent celebration!” Congrats, Sarah! You’ll be receiving an email from me shortly