The spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is shared by all people who love freedom.
—Norma Simon

Late December marks the holiday season for much of the world. Seasonal songs, tree decorating and gift-giving seem to dominate the landscape. Everyone at the company Holiday party is decked out in their favorite Ugly Christmas Sweater, laughing in their red and green as Santa's booming Ho, Ho, Ho drowns out every other sound.

Here's an opportunity for all the Jewish folks to light up the holidays in their own style. Add NeoPixels and a Gemma M0 to your handmade Menorah sweater, and be the life of the party. Touch the center shamash candle to light all eight Hanukkah candles, and celebrate each magical night with your family and friends.

This is an easy beginner project - just perfect for crafting together with your kids this Holiday season. There's no soldering or sewing required. Use our drag-and-drop code, or dig in and learn to create your own colors and sequences. Make one for everyone in your family and pose for the perfect Hanukkah family photo.

Mazel Tov!

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You'll Also Need

Tools

  • Soldering iron & solder (optional)
  • Vinyl cutting machine (like a Cricut or Silhouette) OR a good sharp utility knife
  • Iron
  • Screwdriver
  • Awl

This guide was first published on Dec 17, 2020. It was last updated on Dec 17, 2020.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Oct 15, 2021.

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