We hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving! Here at the monastery we celebrate the holiday pretty much like everyone else except for a few noticeable differences:we still keep our schedule of prayer and we don’t watch football!
Several friends—old and new—stopped by with gifts of pies, vegetables and bread and even a fully cooked turkey! We are blessed every year to receive Thanksgiving dinner from our friends at the Grand Summit Hotel across the street from us.
Our Advent candles were a big hit and we are sorry that we don’t have any more available. We’ll be more prepared next year!
We hope to have 100% beeswax tapers available in 2014. For now we hope you will try our Christmas tumbler-jar candles. It seems that each scent is a favorite of different groups of Sisters. All I know is that when we make a batch of candles everyone comments on how much they enjoy the smell wafting up to the main floor of the monastery!
Some have asked if the glass can be used after the candle has burnt out. Absolutely! This is one of the reasons we choose this type of receptacle. These are very sturdy Libbey drinking glasses. If you have difficulty removing the wick tab you can do a few things. First, place the glass on a cookie sheet, pie plate, etc. and put in the oven on LOW for a few minutes. Or, if you have a gas oven, you can put the sheet with the glass on it on top of one of the stove burners for a little while until the glass heats up. Or you can fill the glass with hot water and soak until the tab loosens.
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is in less than a month except that we’ve been quite busy in the soap department! We do our best to get orders out within a few days and with December 16th being the LAST DAY you can place your orders you’ll receive everything in plenty of time to wrap your gifts! If you are ordering from another country besides the USA give some extra time for that.
Don’t forget that if you use the coupon code NATALE (our favorite Christmas soap!) you can receive 10% off any order over $20. Just a little way for us to make it easier for you and to to show our gratitude for your support.