Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fire-wishes and reasons why !

I had to make an atc with the theme fire interpreted anyway i wanted for swapbot.
Somehow as always kids crept in and it became wish fire,For me the lighting of the candles and the making of the wish were always the sweetest memories .The thing i love about creating is it then had me looking up the origin of the birthday candle which was very interesting and very ancient in its origins.It is said that the custom of placing candles on a birthday cake was started by early Greeks who used to place candles on the cake that they offered to Artemis - the Goddess of Moon. Lit candles made their round shape cake glow like the moon.How romantic mind you i am sure some of my cakes would have scared the goddess (they sure scared me !)

7 comments:

vivian said...

both of them are great! very interesting birthday candle history! thank you for sharing it.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Jules your work always has such a Mystical...Edge to it all.
My Fav is definatley the two winged things!
Gorgeous!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Sweet and enchanting!
:)
~Becca~

Amy said...

I've never heard that before but I just love it!!!

-Amy
(Crafting by Candlelight)

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

I never knew that about birthday cakes! Very romantic! :-)

JillzWhimzy said...

thanks so much for wish fire it is even more fun now to look forward to birthday candles.

Lorelle said...

Hi Jullie
Nice to hear from you. I too have some magazines you might like to look at.
Lorelle