Light one blue candle and place in your front window on Monday, Dec. 16 as a way to embrace and share the messages of the season, including those of Mary and Joseph trying to find shelter in a strange land, and the traditions of Las Posadas in Latino cultures. (December 16 is the first day of Las Posadas.)

Faith and other groups:

Light blue candles to include in holiday vigils to show not only support for welcoming newcomers, but also for family unity and hope for immigrant families who are hurting. Light a blue candle to show and support respect, dignity, and fair treatment of all, regardless of national origin.