A traditional Christmas must have is the advent wreath. This year, I made a simple one by buying a real fir tree wreath and most stores sell the gold candle bases that you can pin into the wreath that make it easier for the pillar candles to stand straight on top of the wreath. I then added in my red pillar candles and decorated them with ribbon, eucalyptus leaves, mini bells and wooden reindeer decorations. The final touch where some ceramic numbers 1 to 4 that I have had for years and FINALLY they now are put to good use!
The Advent wreath, or Advent crown, is a Christian tradition that symbolises the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church.It is usually a horizontal evergreen wreath with four candles, sometimes with a fifth, white candle in the centre. Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the lighting of a candle can be accompanied by a Bible reading, devotional time and prayers. An additional candle is lit during each subsequent week until, by the last Sunday before Christmas, all four candles are lit.