Every year, on the first Sunday of Advent, we lit the first of the four candles on our Advent Wreath in anticipation of Christmas. Advent is a time of reflection and preparation. Those Sunday afternoons with the Advent Wreath slowed things down a little bit. Each week we would light another candle. There would be coffee, cake, family, and we could all see that Christmas was one week closer!
In Germany, Advent wreaths are quite common in homes, here in the US, you see them more in churches. I do love the incredible variety of German Advent Wreaths. Some are traditional, but lately, people are getting more creative, and you see folksy or modern interpretations.
For more about the history of the Advent Wreath–> Advent Wreath History
Where to buy a German Advent Wreath
Traditional German Advent Wreaths
Originally, Advent Wreath Candles were red… while some people still insist on the traditional red, others like to mix things up with white. Churches, especially in America, use purple, because it is the liturgical color of the season.
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Modern Advent Wreaths
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