Found these mini mason jar candles last winter for $1 each - and they smelled really good, too ! I made a couple dozen, each one was stamped differently. Fun, fairly easy and cheap. I printed this poem on the inside of those I made for the teachers:
A candle is like a teacher
Who first provides the spark
That kindles love of learning
In children's minds and hearts.
Like a burning candle,
Teachers light the mind
Enriching the lives and futures
By the sharing of their time.
So when you light this candle,
May its glow convey to you
For all the things you do.
(I'm sorry that I do not know who to give credit to for the above beautiful poem; it is something I came across years ago with no name given at that time)
I printed this inside the cards I stamped with merry&bright:
May your days be happy,
your heart be light,
your Christmas merry,
and the New Year bright !
(the above was found in a Papercrafts magazine)
edited December 2010 :
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Date: Friday, June 24, 2005 GMT Views: 6167