One of my most special Christmas traditions is making homemade luminarios with my Daddy on Christmas Eve, which we put along the walkways and light when it gets dark. I don’t remember how the idea originated, and good golly, we’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember. My brother used to be a part of the tradition, but you could always tell he was somewhat disinterested. He’d maybe help with a bag or two and then go off and do his own thing. Eventually, he came outside for a few minutes to watch us then go back inside to do who-knows-what. And now, he doesn’t even grace us with his presence. So it’s a Daddy-Meggie tradition these days.
This year, we welcomed a newcomer. We have to start him out early so he sticks with it through the years and eventually passes down the tradition. In other words, we’re deeply hoping he shows more interest in it than Mac.
Supplies you need:
paper bags, candles, rocks or dirt, a candle lighter, and a helper
Already skidaddling. Please, please don’t be like Uncle Mac looking for something better to do.
The dirt was boring. The bag was even more boring. Maybe this box of white things will be more fun.
How’s that wax tastin’? Must not have been very good because you spit it up five minutes later by the front door.
Candle quality control is vital.
There ya go! You’re an official luminario maker.
You keep clapping for yourself all the way through life, buddy. I’ll keep clapping for you, too.
Checkin’ out our progress. Pops, we gotta line the bags up better. You’re slackin’.
I don’t think Seymour would like wax either. But way to share!
Job well done, fellas! I think we have a new life-time luminario maker in the family. At least he will be if he knows what’s good for him.