Monday, December 1, 2008

Our Advent Wreath

For the past several years, we have made our own Advent Wreath to use at home. Usually, we don't really have a wreath - just a collection of candles and greenery on our kitchen table. This year, we got some long, thin evergreen branches and cut them into smaller pieces - about 6 inches or 20 centimeters. Then, we laid them around the Christ candle to make something more like an actual wreath.

We light the candle(s) at each meal, and Emma really likes being involved in this little ceremony. It helps us all get into the Advent season and to anticipate the coming of the Messiah.

This year, we found a helpful little site with some background history and a weekly prayer to use when lighting each candle. We'll pray these little one sentence prayers every day when we light the candle. As I type, Emma is copying the prayer onto a sketch pad so that we can use it at our meal times.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.
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