"Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-colored pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon her. The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when-- the match went out. The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven..."
Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Match Girl, 1845
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!