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We've been spending some time with relatives in Virginia, and driving through town we're reminded of some of our favorite Southern Christmas traditions. You see them in every house on the block...a single candle in each window, magnolia wreaths, and greens wrapped around porch banisters.

The one tradition we think we'll bring home with us is the candle in the window. It's so simple, so beautiful, and makes a home feel like a welcome place on a cold country night.

Image via McHenry County Blog.