Sunday, November 29, 2015


 Today we celebrate the first week of Advent....a time to prepare your heart for Christmas. I have always loved the tradition of the Advent wreath since I was a little girl. Every year I buy my new purple and pink candles and prepare for the Advent season. This year I am going to add the white candle-the Christ candle. We didn't do that when I was young, but I think it's a lovely addition.

One of the reasons I really like this tradition, is that it gives me a quiet time, every day, to go in my tea room, have a cup of tea, light the candle or candles, do my bible reading, pray for my loved ones and friends and just be quiet!

 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is one of my favorite songs that I associate with this season. I have memories of sitting in a cold church singing this song. I think it has a haunting sound.
Lighting the candles on the wreath helps me to focus on the coming of our Savior.

The first candle is the HOPE or the PROPHECY candle. How wonderful and humbling that God kept His promise to send a redeemer.

I've posted this little helpful information to follow if you'd like to start this tradition.
Pinterest also has many examples of non traditional Advent ideas that are quite lovely.

Wishing you a lovely season of Advent filled with HOPE, PEACE, JOY, LOVE and CHRIST. 


mamasmercantile said...

We always have tea and light the candles too, such a lovely tradition.

Debby Ray said...

What a wonderful time of the year this is...and O Come, O Come Emmanuel is one of my favorites as well...especially the "Rejoice!" part :)

Kim said...

The celebration of Jesus' birthday is truly the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

What a lovely post and always wonderful when we are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. And at this time prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming celebration of our Savior's birth, and not be focused so much on the the worldly things of the season. May we, as a nation, never forget the miracle of that birth.
Blessings to you and yours,

Denise said...

I love the idea and have always wanted to do it but through the Years I always miss the first Sunday and then think it's too late. My parents didn't include it when I was growing up. Thank You Linda for those kind words You left on My post.OX Denise