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On 10 February 1840, Victoria married Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, her maternal cousin.
The marriage lasted almost 22 years and was regarded as very happy.
In many households, an advent wreath would be displayed in the run-up to Christmas.
It was also customary to display a candle in the window during the twelve days of the Christmas festivities.
It was intended as a sign to travellers that food and shelter was available in this house.
Merchants also liked to give their customers candles.
They were indispensible and a vital part of every Victorian Christmas tree.
The English nobleman decided to send his friends something different to the usual Christmas letters for a change.