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The Advent Wreath
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Advent Custom

"Every year we look so forward to setting up and using
our Advent wreath to help us prepare for Christmas"

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An Advent Wreath is by far the most common and popular Advent tradition. Advent Wreath's are made of evergreens and four candles, usually three purple and one pink.

The evergreens are a reminder of the eternal life Jesus promised. They are formed into a circular wreath signifying that God had no beginning, He always was and always will be.
The purple candles represent penance while the pink candle symbolizes joy and is lit on the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete (rejoice) Sunday.

The first purple candle is lit during the family meal on the First Sunday of Advent usually by the youngest child. Every night during that first week the first candle is lit and a prayer is said.

A great Advent companion to have on hand would be Preparing For Christmas With Pope Benedict XVI- An Advent Novena or to find Advent prayers, contributed by our visitors, to be said each night during Advent, go here...

On the second Sunday of Advent, the first and second purple candles are lit by the oldest child. On the third week, the mother lights the first and second purple candle along with the pink candle. The pink candle serves as a reminder that Advent is almost over. Finally on the fourth Sunday of Advent, the father lights all four candles.

There are many beautiful Advent Wreaths available on the market.
Some come with silk evergreens and flowers while other are just the frame... If you purchase just the frame, you can create your own decorations and use fresh evergreens every year. If you go this route, please share a picture of your homemade wreath here...

Home Made Advent Wreaths

Everyone wants to see your Advent Wreath. So please share a picture and tell us all about it! Plus share your prayers. They can be original, borrowed, or traditional.
  • Did you use silk flowers or fresh? What types?
  • Did you use a purchased frame or did you build one?
  • If you built your frame, please share the steps in building it?
  • Any thing else interesting you would like to share...
  • Don't forget to share your prayers.
Also, we would love to see your pictures! Send a picture of your wreath. If you have more than one picture that illustrates the steps you took to create your frame and decorations, please use the contact us form found here and we will tell you how to post more than one picture. The form found at the bottom of this page will only post one picture.

If your wreath isn't homemade but you would like to share it anyhow, by all means please do so.

Share your Advent Wreath and/or Advent Prayers here...

To learn more about Advent and the purpose of this Liturgical Season, visit here...

Related Pages

Jesse Trees
Observing Advent
Liturgical Calendar
The Third Joyful Mystery - The Nativity

Show Off Your Special Homemade Advent Wreath
And Share Your Prayers

Here you can share your own homemade Advent Wreath or view other visitors' creations. Also please share your Advent Prayers you pray each night during Advent.

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