Everyone brings their own pie pan (or whatever sort of dish they want to use for their creation) and the church provides the floral foam and candles. Someone, and I'm not sure who it was this year, provided the greenery which was exceptionally lovely this year. :)Here is the finished product in it's home on our dining table (and in it's rightful pie pan) where it will serve as a reminder to us over the next few weeks that Advent is the celebration of the coming of Christ our Savior. I like the way George Grant puts it:
We, of course, forgot to bring our pie pan and cutters, so I had to run to the dollar store right after lunch for a flimsy, but usable, $1 foil pan. Dan managed to borrow a pair of cutters from someone who had thought ahead (thank you, Taylor!). The kids and I decided to keep our wreath on the small side this year, so it is quite compact, but I love how it turned out with all the different textures and colors - I think this one is my favorite of all the ones we've made over the years.
Indeed, traditionally Advent has been a time of quiet introspection, personal examination, and repentance. It is a time to slow down, to take stock of the things that matter the most, and to do a thorough inner housecleaning.Praise be to God!