Dinner by candle light is such a pleasant experience. This time of year, the dinner hour is quite dark, outside. A little candle light is warm and welcoming.
These are the tapers that were on our New Year's dining table. While they are mostly burned, they still have some burning time left, for my family's enjoyment. Instead of putting the candles aside (or worse yet, throwing them out), we've been continuing to use them, singly, on the kitchen table at dinnertime.
Dining by the light of these leftover candles is a lovely experience. It puts something to use that might otherwise not get used. And it saves us a bit of money on the electric bill by not using the overhead light during dinner.