Honor Loved Ones: Make a Memory Candle
Decide who you would like to honor in this way: it could be a deceased
relative, friend, or companion animal, or someone with whom you have
lost contact but still want to remember.
Choose a clear glass candle holder--a water tumbler or glass works
Find a photograph of the person you wish to honor in this way and make
a photocopy of it, enlarging or reducing it to fit the height of the
candle holder. If you don't have a photo, you could do a simple drawing
or make a photocopy of a memento you associate with that person or animal.
Wrap the photocopy around the glass and tape it securely. Place a
nontoxic beeswax or soy wax candle in the glass. Place the Memory
Candle in a special safe place and light the candle.
The soft glow of the candlelight will illuminate the photograph in a
very beautiful and special way. You can also pay homage to the living
by naming this an "Honor Candle" and using a photograph to celebrate a
graduation, marriage, birthday, retirement anniversary, or other
accomplishment of note