The unity ceremony is something that symbolizes the joining of two individual bodies into one. This could be solely the bride and groom into one flesh, or could go even further and represent the families of each party involved joining into one big supportive family of the newly married couple.
A unity ceremony can be performed in multiple ways. A candle unity ceremony uses two tall tapered candles to represent the individuals. These candles are usually lit by the mothers of the bride and groom. The bride and groom then each take their respective candle and light a pillar candle known as the unity candle. The unity candle can be decorated with an inscription or monogram. It can also have a picture of the bridge and groom. Some couples keep their unity candles and relight them each year on their anniversaries.
The other way to perform a unity ceremony is to use sand. Instead of tapered candles the bride and groom use colored sand from individual containers. They pour the sand into one vessel that represents the union of the two into one body. Some couples elect to use classic black and white sand while others opt for colors that reflect the colors of the wedding theme. Often times a different color of sand will be used for each member of the family and everyone will pour sand into the vessel, this is especially true for unions involving children.
No matter which unity ceremony you decide to go with you can be sure to find candles or sand that will fit your wedding theme.
When Aunt Maggie called me in a panic that she needed help to find a printing company near where she lived, it only took a couple of minutes for me to go online and use a search engine to type in the key words “print services in new york” and find several places that were within an hour’s drive of her house. I sure wish Aunt Maggie would get with the program and get a computer and Internet service! I love her dearly, but sometimes it is annoying how helpless she seems to be!
Today after I got home from work we had family night. I mean we usually spend time doing things together every night but tonight was special. I got out some of Lady Bug’s favorite games, popped some popcorn, and made some yummy hot chocolate.
We played three board games for youngsters and then watched Tangled. Lady Bug loved to sing along with the movie. She ran to the kitchen and pulled out a silicone spatula to use as a microphone. It was absolutely adorable.
I hope we can do this more often. Both of us enjoyed ourselves and had a terrific time.
Lady Bug and I had a fabulous time at my parents’ house this weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday. We ended up bringing the cute little Oreo Cookie Turkeys and deviled eggs. Lady Bug helped me with both. Lady Bug wanted to eat most of the ingredients to the turkeys but I managed to get her to assembleÂ them. I told her once we brought them to nana’s house she could eat a few more.
We had a full house this weekend. My parents’ hosted 30 people for Thanksgiving. Before we had our big meal we all went around the room and shared one thing we were thankful for. I always cry when I hear some of the things people mention for which they are thankful. Lady Bug said she was thankful to get to help mommy make the turkeys and deviled eggs to share with everyone. It was really cute and sweet all at the same time.
After everyone ate we enjoyed some coffee and sweets and played a few board games. That’s always one of my favorite parts of the holidays. I love just sitting around and playing a game or two with my family and friends. We had a fantastic Thanskgiving this year!
This year Lady Bug and I are visiting my parents for Thanksgiving. I want to bring something festive to eat and share with our family and friends. I’m not sure if I want to do a dessert or a side dish. My mom always has the best pies and I don’t know that I could really compete with her. I thought about making cute little Oreo Cookie turkeys and having Lady Bug help me put them together. I’m pretty sure she would have a ball putting them together with me.
I bet the turkey treats would get gobbled up quickly, especially if I tell everyone that Lady Bug helped me make them all. Every one loves a cute little kid and anything they make. I think I just might do that. If something better comes in to my mind I might add it along. Deviled eggs are always tasty and easy. I could always bring them too.
No matter what we bring I’m excited to see our family and hope that everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.