The Christmas decorations got pulled down from the attic today...and along with them, our family copy of Barbara John's Christmas at the Candle Factory. A sequel to "The Cat in the Candle Factory" this holiday-and-candle-themed book is a family favorite and tradition at our house. Last year, my son did his school book report project on it...diorama and everything!
It's a lovely book about a real live cat in a real live candle factory, with a wonderful subtle lesson for kids who might have to struggle to get along with their younger siblings. And anyone who has ever busily made candles for craft fairs or as gifts will certainly relate to the story as well, and also relate (like I certainly can) to the trouble that little ones (feline or human) can cause in the candle shop!
As you are rushing to make your holiday candles and soaps, I hope you'll take a few minutes to read this book...or some other book...that will remind you of how much you truly love your craft...and how it brings delight into so many other peoples' lives!