Lighting a candle is an action which is found in many different cultures and traditions.
A candle gives us light to guide us along life's path. There are many ways to include lighting candle, for instance in a Couple's ceremony one large candle might be lit from two separate candles acknowledging that two individuals are now uniting in a new relationship.
Lighting a candle within a Naming or Welcoming ceremony symbolises the light which has been bought into the lives of those present, by the child. It may also represent the hope that the child's future will be filled with light and happiness.
There are many variations for the wording used for this simple act. The meaning behind the action may be different for each individual.
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Choosing a Celebrant to help you create that special ceremony is an important step towards making your occasion a really memorable one. Why not take advantage of the free initial meeting I offer ? I believe it is important to meet informally to discuss your ideas and what I can offer. Meeting also gives us an opportunity to explore the type of ceremony that would best suit your needs.