The special candle that is only to be burned in the special days leading up to Christmas, namely the kalenderlys, the advent candle. This candle is marked by twenty-four lines, one for each day in December before Christmas, turning it into the slowest countdown clock in the world. -Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge
What a fun way to mark the arrival of Christmas!
The Danes have a special candle with lines marking the days counting down to Christmas on their special “kalenderlys” (advent candles) candles. I want to try this with my family this season as a special way to light candles, create “hygge” coziness and remember and reflect on Christ’s birth this season.