In this case along with jumping off the Christmas/holiday machine we have also decided to do our best to jump of the "birthday machine". Our personal hope is to bring our family birthdays back to simple affairs and in line with that we have decided that we will give simple-memory gifts to those we love and are lucky enough to spend time with on their birthday.
In keeping with that theme I crafted a whole smack-load of personal Birthday-Wish candle holders since each person no matter how old or young deserves a special wish on their birthday and this is just the candle for that!
(Above) I have prepackaged up a few of them using pages from vintage* birthday themed books as the backer cards and "ransom note" style cut outs and *wish* tickets on the header cards.
The rest of these little guys and girls are waiting their turn on the shelf in my office.. they look a little shell-shocked from the flash photography but assure you they are quite happy there.
* Please rest assured that all the books used are books that have been found in the damaged bin at our local used book store, no true vintage books were given up to this craft.