The Advent Tradition is a religious celebration in preparation for the arrival of the Christ child (Christkind) on his birthday, the 25th of December. Advent comes from the Latin term Adventus Redemptoris, meaning The Coming of the Savior or Arrival. Traditional families set up an Advent wreath (Adventskranz) on the Sunday closest to Nov 30th (the fourth before Christmas) to start the Advent Season. They gather around the Adventskranz on each Advent Sunday to light the next candle and sing Christmas carols. Advent is also called Light weeks (Lichtwochen).
Here is my Advent wreath-the theme in our house is coastal this year. I put sand and crushed shells at the bottom, and spray painted shells silver to add.
And here are some examples of other wreaths:
Here is a cute idea to make in no time. You will need:
hot glue gun and glue
twine or ribbon for wrapping around the sticks
Trim the cinnamon sticks to desired length. Glue the sticks around the candles, it looks best if different height candles and sticks are used. Wrap ribbon or twine around the sticks and tie a bow or knot. Place on small saucers.
Happy 1st Advent!
I'm linking to Handmade Winter Holidays @ Grown Up Crafts and Handmade Holidays @ Sew Can Do, Holiday Craft Along @ Mrs. Greene, and Christmas Tree link up @ I love nap time.