Remember walking up to your house on Christmas day when you were a child, the warmth of tiny candles lighting your way home? Nothing says “celebration” like decorative luminarias. Luminarias can be used indoors or outdoors, and now with the addition of submersible luminaries, even pools, ponds and drinks can be made to glow softly. Whether you are elegantly lighting your pathway at Christmas time, making a statement on your lawn for Independence Day or creating elegant lighting for a spring party, luminarias bring warmth and light to any occasion.
Luminarias can be used to light up large areas, such as the entire roof of a building, or plop a few submersible luminaries in a drink for a festive twist on a holiday drink. Decorating with luminaries makes any decorating job easy.
With a few simple elements, you can turn a back yard party into a wonderland speckled with softly glowing light. Submersible luminaries are perfect for adding to swimming pools, coolers, drinks and elegant flower arrangements. Floating luminarias are can be set afloat in fountains or ponds to add a warm glow to an evening wedding, birthday or event. Add a color changing luminary to a traditional jack-o-lantern for a spooky Halloween effect. You can make your memories a little brighter with the addition of decorative lighting.
As elegant and beautiful as lumiarias and luminaries can be, not every event or site is equipped for luminarias with open flames. If you are putting on a “candle free” event, consider battery or LED luminaries. These candle alternatives give off just as much light (if not more) and are safe and appropriate for any occasion. Battery operated luminarias have the added benefit of being completely reusable. Therefore, LED and battery operated luminaries are not only safe, but great for the environment as well. LED and battery operated candles are available with a flickering effect to give all the warmth of a traditional, long burning wax candle luminaria.
If you are using a traditional candle luminary, remember to exercise caution around the flame. Regular paper bags can easily catch fire and are not safe around small children or pets. A safe addition to any traditional candle based luminary is a flame resistant bag. Flame resistant bags are not only a safe addition to any luminaria, but with individually printed designs, flame resistant bags at a signature touch to any design. Available in solid colors, holiday motifs and elegant designs, flame resistant bags are safe and stylish. Be sure to use a flame resistant bag or electric or LED candle if you are designing a luminaria that will be around children, pets, or any place where the luminaria can be easily knocked over. Consider using a weighted base to keep your luminaria safe and upright.
Luminarias are a great way to decorate patios, pools, trees or whatever area, large or small, that needs a little bit of light. Available in traditional long burning wax, LED, electric, flickering or still, white, tinted or color changing, a glowing luminary can add warmth to any occasion. Special occasions are made more memorable with the addition of a lighted luminary path, or glowing luminaries placed in the surrounding trees. Be it Christmas, New Years, a wedding or just an evening party, carefully placed luminaries turn even every day events into celebrations.