Even though we’ve only lived in Ferndale for four years, we have many treasured traditions, especially at Christmas time. One of them is the lighting of Steve and Nancy’s tree on the evening of the winter solstice. What makes this so special is that their tree is lit with candles for this one special evening. With this nice tradition, the winter solstice is no longer the darkest night of the year. It takes a special type of Christmas tree to be able to get away with this, but the effect is absolutely breathtaking. When we get our Victorian parlour finished, we will definitely want to try this once. Just have plenty of fire extinguishers nearby and don’t leave the room.