This year, my neighborhood decided to try a Luminary Night. If you aren’t familiar with luminarias, they are lanterns which are usually made from white lunch-sized paper bags, some sand for stability, and votive candles. The plan for this Luminary Night was for everyone who was interested to line the front of their properties with lanterns, at the same time, on the same night. Tonight was the night! The soft glow from the luminarias gave the streets a magical, quietly festive feel. Christmas lights make me exceedingly happy; I reveled in the ambiance as we walked around the neighborhood.