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November 26, 2005

Christmas traditions @ ms*robyns


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

8 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

What a lovely idea! I have a wreath but it's a fake one with red ribbons etc on it. I'd love to make on like yours though. Are you going to post a photo of it?

7:06 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

Thats a wonderful tradition! I love having the children and grandchildren remember Christmas traditions and meaning instead of remembering the gifts.

7:19 am  
Blogger Shirley said...

Your wreath sounds lovely, what a lovely tradition

9:13 am  
Blogger dolly said...

I don't know whether I told you Ms*R that I was raised a Catholic, am still a Catholic, although don't practice as often as I should now - your post brought back some lovely memories for me and the advent wreath... thanks

10:26 am  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

one I get the wreath all set up Amy - I will post a photo but I am not sure if it will show up looking that great - I just put the wreath on the table, set the votives around among the greenery then right in the middle I sit the white Christ candle. I don't tizz it up, I keep it simple

12:25 pm  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

How wonderful Robyn, I have used a real wreath in the past,but always found it to be a mess! I love to set up the Advent wreath,and we always have one of those little calenders with a piece of chocolate behind each door.

5:24 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Your wreath sounds very pretty...its so hard to grasp that you are having spring-like weather while the snowflakes swirl here, lol. About comments...and if we get them or not, I don't know what to say really. It's sad that people don't take 30 seconds to let us know they came by...I almost always leave a comment and really love to get comments on my blog. It's part of what blogging is all about, isn't it? Reaching out and striking a common chord with someone else. People everywhere enjoy the same sunrise and sunset and lots of things under the sun...in common. Oh well...= )...I'm thankful for each blog friend and I do consider you all friends. We just got home from doing some Christmas shopping...it was fun...I know what I'm getting for Christmas so far and love it! I must get to bed....church in the morning and its after 12:30 a.m. Oh dear!

4:49 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

Wanted to stop by and say though I really love having comments from each visitor I am just happy someone stopped by. I have a stats counter on my blog and I can see who comes there each day and from where and how many times they have been there. Its free and if you go to my stat counter on my blog you can get one too. I love checking out how many people stop by each day and how many of them come back and what country or state they are from.

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