Christmas Craft Projects - Advent Wreath
Here in Germany, most homes have an advent wreath on their tables in December. On these wreaths are 4 candles to represent the 4 Sundays before Christmas. On the 4th Sunday before Christmas, the first candle gets lit. And each Sunday afterwards, another candle gets also lit. Therefore, on the last Sunday before Christmas, all 4 candles are burning. Normally the families sit with their children around the table and sing Christmas songs and enjoy the time together. It is also a time for meditating, a time for remembering, a time for praying and a time for peace.It is a wonderful tradition. One sees the advent wreaths not only in the homes, but in churches and often in other public buildings and offices. Decorate the wreath with ribbon, nuts, cinnamon sticks, dried apple and orange slices, pine cones and other natural items if you like. It looks more traditional when the look is kept natural.