We have a beautiful menorah that is a family heirloom. Last year we decided we didn’t want to use actual candles because we were afraid our dog would go crazy and catch the whole apartment on fire. So we bought a cheap menorah with light bulbs. It wasn’t very pretty and once a light bulb burnt out it was hard to find the correct size blulb for our electric menorah.
Now that we have a crawling baby it is even more important that we have a menorah that won’t kill everyone in the family. This year we found this wonderful menorah from Pottery Barn Kids. It is made of wood and is hand painted. When it comes time to “light a candle” all you have to do is turn a wooden block and a painted flame appears. It is the perfect solution to having a traditional yet safe Hanukkah.