Monday, December 7, 2009
M.A.S.T. - Do you want to join with me?
This is a silly custom that was started in 2006 on an online stitching group I belong to. One of the members that year showed a series of photos dedicated to burning a snowman candle. Of course there was amusing commentary to go with it which meant that yours truly had to join in.
Do you know how difficult it is to find a snowman candle in Australia - even at Christmas???
I did manage to find one, as did several others on the message board and the following year we were able to join in and start M.A.S.T. - MELT A SNOWMAN TODAY.
Find a Snowman (or SANTA if you can't find a Snowman - he's an acceptable substitute) and apply a match to the wick on the 15th December - it is your choice whether to draw out the agony and extinguish the flame in an hour (as I do), or to let him burn until just a puddle of slush....
Snowmen melt differently - some hollow out, some pour wax all over the outside, some burn evenly and gracefully, others don't burn much past their hat!
As you can see by my photo - Not only do I have snowmen and santas - I have a couple of trees as well. My family and girlfriend have joined in this sillyness and most of these have been sourced from thrift shops - which explains their pre-loved lopsided appearance.
Do you have a Christmas candle? Would you like to join me and my online friends on the 15th December to slowly melt one (or more) candles? I'll be lighting mine for an hour from 7.30pm.
Posted by Bronny at 6:30 AM