There aren't too many things more fitting for a cold winter's day than lighting the candles. This is the perfect time to take advantage of the ambiance of candles with gray days and the early evenings.
Here's the kicker though. You have to light them. Go ahead. Fire those babies up. I know. You have been saving them. For...today! Today is the day to dust them off and break out the matches. Or are you a professional lighter with a wand, torch thing?
Place 2 tapers (that is code for the tall, skinny kinds like you see at fancy dinners) on the table when you serve dinner. It makes the food look like Ina cooked AND your kids won't be asking if there's any nasty stuff in the food (aka any resemblance of something healthy).