Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival.” The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ…
When our family was young and our children were small, I had visited the Christian bookstore looking for Advent celebration ideas. I bought a few slim idea books, nothing more than magazines, really. Within one of them the idea of making a log with candles for each day of advent caught my imagination.
This year, 2006, the official first day of Advent is December 3rd, so buy your candles and advent wreath or log makings. That is what advent is all about…preparation. I have some directions here. Time to start planning your activities and scripture readings. Here are some simple directions on how to create an Advent Wreath….