Help your family focus on the meaning of the season with this family Advent Wreath. Ten nationalities celebrate diversity and uniqueness. Made of resin, with brass-colored candle cups. Felt pads on bottom. Ceremony pamphlet included. Corrugated box. Wreath 10 7/8 diam. Four 10 x 1/2 diameter candles included.
Order your replacement set of candles from Cokesbury.
Here are resources your family will enjoy:
Advent Worship & Activities for Families
The Advent Jesse Tree
Come to Christmas
Special Days and Seasons of the Christian Year
Did you know...
Christians use Advent wreaths as part of their spiritual preparation for Christmas. After all, Christ is “the Light that came into the world” to dispel the darkness of sin and to radiate the truth and love of God (cf. John 3:19-21).
The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent. The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and good works undertaken at this time. The progressive lighting of the candles symbolizes the expectation and hope surrounding our Lord’s first coming into the world and the anticipation of His second coming to judge the living and the dead.
The light again signifies Christ, the Light of the world. Some modern day adaptations include a white candle or Christ Candle placed in the middle of the wreath, which represents Christ and is lit on Christmas Eve.