In all the rush, with all the lists, and all the events of this month, I wanted to pause for a moment to Remember the Reason for the Season – the Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
One tradition of the Season is the Advent Wreath, made with evergreens (representing eternal life) and 5 candles (3 purple, 1 pink, and 1 white) which are lit each Sunday before Christmas and on Christmas Eve.
Sunday, December 1st is the first Sunday in Advent. The First Candle of the Advent Wreath is called by some, the Prophesy Candle and by some, the Hope Candle.
This purple candle reminds us of the promises made in the Old Testament for God’s plan and our Hope & Faith for his love for us and His Design for our lives.
Another tradition is the Advent Calendar. This comes in many forms and helps count the days until Christmas. This year Lily of Lily’s Quilts is sharing with her Quilt Barn Advent Calendar. I need to find my colored pencils!
Lily is also hosting two blog link-ups Fresh Sewing Day for Bloggers to share what they’ve been working on lately
and a Small Blog Meet – for Bloggers with less than 50 followers.
I’ve linked up with both, and invite you to check them out.