From a pocket in her apron, she produces a tall, white candle which she sets beside the unbaked loaf. She lights the candles and faint voices and dream-like images swirl around you.
Bees hum as they gather fragrant flowers for their honey. The farmers toil beneath the sun, bringing in their harvest in preparation for a long winter. A family huddles around the hearth, laughing and telling tales, as the days grow steadily darker and colder. Folk sing songs of hope, steeped in the cold beauty of Winter but sparkling with the light of the stars and the knowledge that life will bloom again.
You inhale deeply the scents of sweet almond and cinnamon.
A short while later, she hands you a loaf fresh from the oven, wrapped in a clean cloth.
“The gift,” she explains.
You ask who it is for, who you must deliver it to, only for her to smile a mysterious smile.
“To someone who needs cheer and warmth in these dark days. You will know them when you see them.”
Somehow you understand your quest, and you know you will find this person when you reach the village square. With a word of thanks, you exit the home, disappearing into the still falling snow.
Experience the smell of bread freshly baking in the farmhouse while the snow falls softly with our Braided Sweetbread candle. Part of our seasonal Ancient Yule Festival Collection.