tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent - in preparation for this, today is the day that I prepare my advent wreath. It is something I have been doing for oh, about 15 years.
I will go and buy my votives this morning * 3 violet & 1 rose scented and they will be placed among a wreath in our dining room. Each Sunday of Advent a candle is lit - the violet ones are lit on the 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays and the rose is lit on the 3rd Sunday of Advent. And in the middle of the wretah, I place a white beeswax candle which will be lit the night of Christmas Eve and I allow this to burn overnight.
I would love to use real greenery but with our hot summer it just isn't sensible, so I use a gorgeous 'fake' wreath that looks pretty good, I must say!!!
During the week, I burn about 3 little beeswax tealights and each time I walk past, it reminds me that Christmas isn't about running about like some fool, buying stuff we don't need, it is about celebrating what we believe, with those that we love
Preparing the advent wreath is a tradition that brings our family back to what Christmas is really about, we can focus on the simplicity that is the Spirit of Christmas.
the advent wreath