I next recall another jolly holiday, Christmas. In those days and in ours, candles were always a part
of the exuberant decoration which always marked this season. As every decorator knows (and
writers, too, of once-called "women's" magazines), candles are cheap (let's not mince words), and
they do (so sayeth Martha Stewart and her ilk) spruce up and up market any home quickly, easily,
and with instant effect. This is why fully 35% of candle sales are made for Christmas and the season.