first week of advent hope candle

The Advent wreath is my favorite Advent observance for a number of reasons.

First, it involves flames. Fire is pretty, it’s warm, and it’s light. My kids like to light candles and blow them out and see them on the table, but, really, so do I.

Second, it can be something simple and easy to do, or I can expand it to fit a more in-depth approach to the season. And I can decide that every day, based on the day I’m having.

Third, it holds a lot of fond memories for me, because a dear aunt of mine made it a memory for me, and she made Advent matter through her use of this wreath.

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