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Rock Garden Candle Lighting

Recently we wrote about a new candle lighting idea and asked that readers share what they did for their child.

We heard from Amy, one of our readers who did something clever that she wanted to share. 

They called it the “Rock Garden” candle lighting and it’s easy to copy for your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah candle lighting ceremony.

This family bought inspirational rocks with various sayings (i.e. inspire, protection, wisdom etc.).

The Bat Mitzvah girl decided who should get which rock and their names were written on the back.

Rock Candle Lighting

She wrote something special for each group that were called up to the cake and explained why she picked that rock with that word for them.

Rock Candle Lighting

According to Mitzvah Mom Amy, “It was wonderful and now she has this gorgeous and memorable rock garden.”

If you did something creative for your child’s candle lighting ceremony, please share it with us at

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