by Susan Stillman, bakery category manager
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Anyway you decide to spell it, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Hanukah or Hanukkah, it’s a very special holiday for my family and me. This year it begins on Tuesday, December 20 at sundown.
On a cold, dark Minnesota night, there’s nothing like the beautiful sight of the Chanukah candles in a frosty window, especially on the eighth night, the last night, when there are nine candles lit (eight candles in the Chanukiah plus the helper candle, the Shamash).
Our kids love to light the Menorah and then of course open a gift on each one of these evenings. Each year as they get older, we hope to instill a bit more about the joy of giving these gifts rather than receiving. It’s so important to recognize how lucky we are and the blessings we have.