Back in Germany in the mid-1950s we had a Christmas tree (Weihnachtsbaum) at Christmas (Weihnachten) which had candles. The candles were only lit when we were present and snuffed out when elsewhere, so it wasn't a case of leaving the candles burning on the tree and going elsewhere in the apartment or house. That's a good way to burn the place down. But I love the aroma of candles, especially when they are snuffed out and the little bit of smoke rises up along with the scent.
I still have candle holders for such an occasion but there will be no tree where I live currently. Perhaps when I have a house of my own once again. Have a wonderful Christmas but do remember to be safe about it all! That time is not all that far away. Time is flying! - V
P.S. - The top photo shows a Christmas tree in our apartment in Knittlingen, Germany. The image below show me, a younger version, with my parents. My younger brother was asleep.
Volker: Various interests such as art, history, geography, music, philosophy, photography, etc. The cameras used to take photos are an HP Photosmart R717 (6.2 megapixels) and a Sony DSLR A100 (10.2 megapixels), both digital.
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