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Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Advent Wreath

I've been in Sarasota FL for a quick trip (more to tell about that in the future...it's been a busy trip and why I didn't publish anything yesterday).  When I am here I usually attend my dad's church with him, and I enjoyed being present to watch him and my niece Jeanni (she attends church with him almost every Sunday).  An Advent Wreath is a Christian tradition celebrating the four weeks before Christmas, the birth of Jesus, and it reminded me of when I was young and my family utilized an Advent wreath in our Christmas preparations and celebrations.   
It was awesome to watch Jeanni (she's 10) in action...
...she also takes care of the young children in a Sunday school type atmosphere...here she continuing a project she's been working on with Alex (I do believe we have a teacher in the making here)...

Do you utilize an Advent Wreath in your Christmas celebrating?

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Powell River Books said...

Family traditions are so important this time of year. I'm not sure how much Christmas we will do with Mom gone this year, but I will get out some of her decorations to remember the good times we all had together. - Margy

Dad/Pepere said...

Handsome older gentleman with a beautiful young lady! Hugs!

NCmountainwoman said...

We did an Advent wreath when our children were small and they loved the little ceremonies every week. We don't use it now that it's just the two of us.

Lise said...

Thinking of you during this time Margy. I agree, family traditions are important. Hugs to you!

LOL dad, indeed! You guys did a great job and I'm glad I could be there. Hugs back!

NCMountainwoman, I remember those ceremonies well!