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Home > Printable Bridal Shower Candle Poem - A Basket Of Candles

Printable Bridal Shower Candle Poem - A Basket Of Candles

Have you ever heard of the bridal shower candle poem, "A Basket Of Candles?" This poem was designed for guests or the host to create a basketful of candles that assigns meaning to each color - one for every important event in the couple's new life. The basket is given to the bride-to-be during her bridal shower.

You can view the poem below and print it for the bridal shower, or copy the text version below it and paste it into a word document inserting the bride and groom's name.



A Basket of Candles
A basket of candles that come in a pair
In all different colors, for you two to share
The white ones burn first
They are wrapped in white lace
To celebrate your first married night
In your new chosen place.
The green pair is taller, and also much thinner
Burn with the first company, you have over for dinner.
The dark blue candles are for after your first fight
Use them to burn while making up all night.
Pink candles set the mood and pave the way
For your first married Valentine’s Day.
Now, when your first year of marriage is through
The cream anniversary pair, will light for you two.
Red candles aflame, both your futures are bright
Celebrate promotions you’ve worked toward with all of your might.
By this time we hope, maybe, just maybe
You can light the purple ones, on the birth of your baby.
And just when you thought you’d put these away
Take the light blue ones out-for your fifth anniversary day.
Now just one more pair left - for the big 2 5
The anniversary pair that will keep your love alive.
Congratulations [insert Bride and Groom's names]
On the start of your forever
May the two of you always be happy together
And burn these candles
Just the way we said
But please don’t forget-blow them out before bed!


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© Erica Tevis, Little Things Favors. Originally published in 2007 and updated in 2014.

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