Hanukkah Mason Jar Printables
Mason Jars are perfect for any holiday, special occasion or just normal day to day life! I love these Hanukkah-themed printables… they add a touch of rustic whimsy to “the festival of lights.”
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Hanukkah Mason Jar Invitations
Hanukkah Mason Jar Mini Banner
Hanukkah Mason Jar Circle Tags
These cute printables are from my friend Printabelle. She has TONS of party printables and extras. And you can get things customized for a very small fee. It’s a great site and Printabelle is a joy to work with. She rocks!
Personal Notes on Celebrating Hanukkah
Celebrating Hanukkah is something I had the opportunity to learn about when I married my husband MANY years ago. I’m Catholic and while I did have a few friends that were Jewish when I was growing up, I didn’t understand much about their holidays or the meanings behind them.
Initially, I wanted to equate Hanukkah with Christmas… like it was just the Jewish version. There would be a menorah instead of a tree and presents for eight nights instead of one big gift opening session. I imagined we’d listen to Hanukkah music and decorate the house with blue and silver decor instead of red and green. Finally, I envisioned that we’d be feasting on latkes instead of our traditional Christmas dinner of roast beef with mint jelly.
This was what I assumed at least. I had stop trying to put Hanukkah into the framework of Christmas to truly enjoy it. I think I baffled my husband a bit in those early years of marriage, with me trying to make Hanukkah “Jewish Christmas.”
Now, with more that fifteen years of Hanukkah under my belt, I feel that can share my experience. Hanukkah is about a miracle that happened long ago. There was a battle and a menorah (candelabra) that needed oil to light the candles miraculously lasted for many days instead of one night.
During Hanukkah, Jews reflect on that time, say special prayers and light a candle for each night the miracle lasted.
There are gifts each night, delicious food, games and a few songs. Honestly there aren’t a million Hanukkah songs like there are Christmas carols.
I see Hanukkah as more of a reflective holiday, a time to slow down and acknowledge that miracles can and do happen. That’s something wonderful to remember whether you are Jewish, Catholic… or anything else!
To me personally, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ. Also a wonderful miracle, but a big birthday party so to speak.
Although it’s busy, messy and far from perfect, I feel like my family has hit a groove with being able to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas… sometimes just days apart. Both holidays are important, beautiful and yes… miraculous.
Mason Jar Crafts
These Hanukkah Mason Jar printables are the latest in a collection. Printabelle and I have also done Valentine’s Day, St. Patricks’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and other holidays. Check out my Mason Jar Crafts Projects Gallery for all kinds of Mason Jar goodness.
And for more fun, check out my Mason Jar Menorah.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Malia! I love your Hanukkah memories, very interesting!