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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Advent ...

Hello my dear friends,

when I was a child and we moved from Canada to Germany, I first learnt about Advent.
Every December my German Grandma would have an Advent wreath sitting on her living room table. It was always so festive with red candles and bows and decorated with all sorts of other beautiful things. We also would have one at home, either an Advent wreath or Advent table arrangement to mark the special time of the year. As a child it was like a count down until Christmas Eve. Each Sunday another candle would be lit until all four would be burning. 

I had learnt an Advent poem for children in school and every Sunday I would recite this little poem to my grandma or parents and it went like this ...

"Advent, Advent, ein Lichtlein brennt,
erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei und vier,
dann steht das Christkind vor der Tuer."

"Advent, Advent, a little light burns,
first one, then two, then three and four,
then the Christ Child stands outside the door."

I just recently remembered all of this. How lovely it was to light a candle on each of the four Sundays before Christmas today for different reasons than all those years ago. It is something I would like to bring back into Christmas time for me and my family.

This past Sunday it was the first day of Advent and for the first time in years I lit a candle for it and I can't tell you how meaningful it was for me with so many memories.

 I made my Advent table piece very simple but lovely. 
I used an old bundt cake tin and took some small branches from our evergreens in the front garden. The vintage little candles and holders used to belong to my German Aunt's and the jingle bells are from my collection of bells. I am so very pleased with it because it is perfect for me.







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I hope you all had a peaceful first Advent.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind!

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. wie schön dass du diese Tradition weiter führst
    dein Kranz ist wunderschön
    liebe Aventsgrüße

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh - and it's perfect for me, too.

    Thank you for sharing!
    Merry ...

  3. What lovely memories and happy to hear that you are getting back into the tradition of Advent. Enjoy!
    diane @ thoughts&shots

  4. Beautiful memories. Beautiful pictures of your advent candle wreath.

  5. What a lovely tradition! Even better that you have such special memories to accompany it.