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Luminaries, luminarios, or farlitos. Whatever you call them, these paper bags filled with sand and topped off with a candle are a staple of outdoor Christmas decorations, seen most often in the Southwest.
Legends vary, but on top of being nice to look at, luminaries are supposed to light the path to guide the spirit of Christ, ┬áthe Holy Family, or even good ol’ St. Nick.

About Linda Miller Sheets

Linda is a retired Realtor/Instructor in the state of Washington. The love of community and people has opened the door to seeing her surroundings with a freshness not shared by everyone. Hopefully, this collection of everyday places, events and people will bring joy to others! Her husband, Everett will participate in the "hunt" for just the right captured moment in the beautiful Northwest.
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