We’ve had many customers come into our store with this poem in their pocket, looking for the tapers to go with it. This poem, can be attached to a basket full of tapers or columns in the appropriate colors, makes a wonderful gift for a bride-to-be and her soon to be husband.
A basket of candles that come in a pair,
of all different colors, for you two to share.
The white ones burn first, they are wrapped in white lace,
to celebrate the first night in your new chosen place.
The mauve pair is smaller, and thinner,
they burn with your first company over for dinner.
There are candles to burn Christmas Eve, before bed,
your first Christmas married, that’s why they are red.
The navy candles are for your first fight;
use them to burn when making up all night.
Pink candles will set the mood and pave the way
for your very first married Valentine’s Day.
Now when your first year of marriage is through,
the Ivory anniversary pair will light for you two.
By this time we hope maybe, just maybe,
you could burn the yellow ones on the birth of your baby.
And just when you thought you could put these away;
take the light blue ones for your fifth anniversary day.
Now just one pair left for the big “25”,
the anniversary pair that will keep your love alive.
So congratulations both of you on the start of your “forever”,
may the two of you always be happy together.
And burn these candles just like I said,
but please don’t forget…blow them out before bed!
To make this basket work you need
a basket, a bit of white lace, 1 pair of White candles, 1 pair of mauve candles thinner than the rest of your candles, 1 pair of Red candles, 1 pair of navy candles, 1 pair of pink candles, 1 pair of ivory candles, 1 pair of yellow candles, 1 pair of light blue candles, and 1 pair of silver candles or the color of your choosing.