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How To Make an Advent Wreath
You Will Need
  • Wreat
  • 3 purple candles, pillar or tapered
  • Rose-colored candle, pillar or tapered
  • Tall white pillar candle
  • Floral candle holders
  • Decorations for your wreath, such as berries and pinecones
  • Wire or floral sticks
    step 1Prepare wreath
    Place a wreath flat on a table.

Use a flame retardant artificial wreath. Using real greens near open flames is an unnecessary fire hazard

To be safe. please look into wax battery operated candles. we have found them in all sizes

    step 2Space candles
    Evenly space four candles—three purple and one rose—on the wreath. Tapered candles are more traditional, but pillar candles are fine, too.
Buy candles that are several inches higher than the wreath. You don’t want the garlands, even artificial ones, anywhere near the flames.
    step 3Attach candles
    Attach the candles with floral candle holders, available at craft stores.
    step 4Center white candle
    Place a white pillar candle—preferably one that is higher than the other candles—into a candle holder, and set it in the center of the wreath.
    step 5Decorate wreath
    Decorate the wreath with anything you like. Use wire or floral sticks to attach pinecones (plain or spray-painted gold), holly berries, small fruit, and so on.
    step 6Light first candle
    Light one of the purple candles on the first day of Advent, which is the fourth Sunday before Christmas. This candle symbolizes the hope that the coming of Christ brings to the world.
    step 7Light two candles
    The next Sunday, light two candles—first, the candle from the previous week, then another purple candle. This second candle symbolizes the love God demonstrated when he sent his son to the world on Christmas Day.
    step 8Light three candles
    On the third Sunday, light the previous two candles in the order they were originally lit plus the rose-colored candle, which symbolizes the joy of anticipating the coming of the Savior.
    step 9Light four candles
    On the final Sunday of Advent, the previous three candles are lit in order plus the final purple candle, which represents the peace Christ brings to the world.
    step 10Light all candles
    On Christmas Day, all five candles are lit in order, including the new one in the center, to celebrate the arrival of Christ.
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