Chanukah begins this Sunday night, December 6th. Known as the Jewish festival of lights, the holiday is observed for 8 days where nine candles arranged atop a menorah are lit, one on each night to represent the miracle of the 8 days the oil lasted when there was only enough oil for one day. Read about the story of and the traditions associated with Chanukah here.
The colors of the Israeli flag – blue and white – are the predominate colors of Chanukah. The blue stripes and the white background on the flag were inspired by the stripes on the tallit, or the prayer shawl. Use these two colors as a solid basis for your decorating theme; yellow, gold, or silver work perfectly as complimentary or support colors. And never underestimate the value of the homemade decoration!
For some easy and “super cute” decor ideas, see Buzzfeed‘s post: 21 Super Cute Ways To Decorate For Hanukkah. This is not a sober or solemn holiday so please do have some fun with your decor and enjoy the festivities!
-Staci, Tara & Peri