Monday, November 30, 2009

Annual Advent Wreath Making

Each year on the first Sunday of Advent our church hosts an Advent wreath making "party" which has become a wonderful tradition for our family. After the morning worship service yesterday, we gathered in the foyer for fellowship and lunch and then got down to the messy business of creating those wreaths...
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. :)
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.
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:
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!

2 comments:

  1. Our church is hoping to host a Advent Wreath Making party this year. Thank you for the information. I love how your wreath turned out...it is such a great tradition!

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  2. Michelle - Thanks for popping in here and commenting. :) The changing seasons fills me with anticipation for the holiday seasons yet to come including Advent. Hope your church is able to put together a festive Advent party this year -- I'm sure you'll love it!

    Many blessings, ~Lisa

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