Author: Shannon Zilka

Long Distance with Zoom

If there is one thing we have learned recently — connecting with those we love does not have to be in person!  This tradition works well with a video call to those you want to share with!

Older Adults

Older adults love the sense of purpose and connection the tradition fosters with grandchildren, family members and friends.

Couples of All Ages

A precious time to connect in ways our everyday lives don’t allow. These few moments will become the favorite part of your day.

Families with Older
Kids and Teens

The magic of CandleTime can inspire even the most skeptical of teens.  As families grow with the tradition the activities encourage kindness, giving and provide precious memories.

For Some Reason I Wait

For reasons that aren’t logical we wait each year for this Activity Card, “Let’s Choose a Charity to Give To,” to show up. We save all the mail and email requests for donations that come in over the fall for when this card is pulled out of the CandleTime bag. Then we finally get to […]

Meditations Work for Little Ones and Parents Too!

Turns out my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter is loving the CandleTime Meditations. Here she is doing the short—2 1/2 minute—meditation on Love in place of the Daily Readings. The smile on her face is because she’s sending a wish of happiness to someone she loves…. which just could be her brand new baby brother […]

So Clever!

Don’t have a candle snuffer? We actually call it a candle snuffler and it’s really useful for keeping candle wax from blowing or spilling onto important things. This creative family used a spoon instead. So clever!  

So fun to be doing CandleTime!

Can’t tell you how good it is to take these few moments a day and focus on things that are fulfilling and meaningful. Bill, my husband, and I are really enjoying the new readings and the new activity cards. We have donated to the Food Pantry near us and tomorrow we go to get the […]