create your own advent candle wreath
This year, as we worship together from
home, we are inviting you to create your own Advent Candle Wreath. You can
light the candles during worship each week. You can also light them as you read
the Daily Advent Devotional. The candle wreaths can be as simple or elaborate
as you have the time, energy, and resources to put them together. We don’t want this to be stressful. We want
it to be an activity that will allow you and yours to observe the season of
At CENTRALongmont, our Advent candles are blue
(for the four weeks of Advent) and white (for the Christ Candle). Each of the
blue candles should be designated for a specific week. If you light them with the daily readings you
will light the same blue candle for each day of the first week. The second week you will still light the
first week candle as well as the new candle for the second week. This pattern
continues for the third and fourth week.
The Christ candle is lit on Christmas Eve, along with all four of the blue
- Either blue or purple candles are
traditionally used for the four weekly candles
- If you don’t have these colors at home
and can’t shop, don’t let that stop you.
Use what you have!
- You can use taper candles, votive
candles, pillar candles, or whatever you like or have.
will need something for your candles to sit on to collect the wax. You will want something sturdy so that the
candles are secure and you have a minimum fire hazard. You
can use almost anything, including the following: glass jars, cake plates/pedestals,
serving trays, candle holders, flower pots or trays, empty tin cans.
Traditionally the candles are arranged in
a round shape with the blue candles on the outside and the white candle in the
middle. You can use greenery to give it the sense of a wreath shape. The greenery can be real or artificial. You
could trim the ends off a couple of branches from your Christmas tree if you
already have it or go outside and find some evergreen branches. You could also
just be simple and not use any greenery.
Here are some other additions/decorations
you could use: ribbons, twine, burlap, Christmas ornaments, pinecones, moss