Written by Janet English

9. Candles on the Doorstep

Chapter 9

Candles on the Doorstep

There is a lovely tradition in Finland where people put candles on their doorstep as if waiting for a guest to arrive.  I don’t know if this is true, but this is how it makes me feel.  One person told me that Finns do this simply because it helps to make the long and dark, cold winters feel warmer.  Whatever the reason, it is lovely.