December 18, 2014

Often times if you attend Church around the holidays, you would see the lighting of the advent candles that stand on a wreath. There are a few possible places of origin for this festive decoration. The Germans used it for light and heat, and hoped that the warm spring days would come early. In Scandinavia they would pray around the circular wreath to the god of light to turn earth again so that it would face the sun. Lastly, the more popular belief is Christians used it to represent Christ because he is the “Light of the World.” They are beautiful decorations made with evergreen leaves and branches to show everlasting life. So next time you see one, think about what it means to you.


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