Well, today is the day. Hanukkah starts at sundown and we're ready. The boys are excited, the gifts are wrapped, the menorah is polished and the candles and dreidels are standing by.
This is the menorah we have chosen for this year. We have many different styles but this is a modern take on a traditional menorah. It is traditional in that the candles are all lined up in a row below the shamash (helper) candle. This is a crystal menorah and it reflects light so beautifully.
Here are the gifts all wrapped and ready to go. It is very tempting don't you think.
Here is what eight nights of gifts looks like for my boys and hubby.
These are the dreidels and game pieces I put together for my youngest son's holiday celebration. Unfortunately, schools have become very strict on what you can send in. No chocolate gelt due to the unhealthiness of candy, no money because it would be considered gambling, no peanuts or nuts due to allergies, and so on. So I decided to send in the glass markers, they are used for display vases etc. but I have also seen them in Mancala games so I thought they would be alright. We could have done buttons but they are WAY to expensive even in bulk.
So, to all of you who will be celebrating the first night, I wish you Happy Hanukkah!! I have enjoyed some stitching time this weekend because I had finished all of my shopping and wrapping. I'll share a finish and some goodies I received in the mail in a later post. Happy Stitching!