One of the best things about the holidays are the traditions that go along with them. Whether it’s making cookies, family outings or just sitting down to a meal together, these small rituals take on a much larger meaning. Each year, rather than Friendsgiving, Adam throws a Hanukkah party for our friends. The celebration grows as new friends and significant others join, and last year I was accepted into the fold as co-host. It has become one of my favorite traditions as he gets to share his own family traditions with us and teaches everyone something about the holiday.
This year I wanted to contribute to our decorations, mostly because there are none, by making our own Hanukkah candles for the menorah. It turned out to be so easy! I had a friend over, and we made a craft night of the project. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate this DIY; they make great birthday candles too!