Christmas Eve is only two weeks away. Something about this time of year makes me desperately want to slow down and enjoy every last moment. Lighting candles and sharing stories in the evenings, whether with friends or family, makes time seem to stop and makes everything seem more celebratory. Here are my favorite candles to light or gift this holiday season:

votives | candle in jar #1 | candle in jar #2 | candles in lavender | making candles | candle houses

Graphic done in collaboration with Alli Michelle.