Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy First Advent Sunday!

In Germany, it is customary to celebrate Advent, or the four weeks leading up to Christmas, with an Adventskranz or "Advent wreath" bearing four candles. On the Sunday four weeks before Christmas one candle is lit and one more is lit each successive Sunday, until by the time Christmas finally comes all four candles are burning. My mom designs her own Adventskranz every year and this year she went for a very modern interpretation which nonetheless has a bit of a retro element.

Our Adventskranz

My posts on our advent wreaths from the last two years can be found here and here. Happy holidays everyone!


  1. Love that setup....very classy. Here we start with the purple candle and "Oh Come Oh Come Emmaaaaaaanuel" Very warm memories from a childhood long past:)


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