Christ child

Advent Wreath

I LOVE Advent.  It is such a special time of the year.  The Advent Wreath originated with German Lutherans in the 19th century.  With the last name of Scholta and growing up in the Lutheran church it’s no wonder it has such a special place in my heart.  Each candle has a meaning.  #1 HOPE  #2 LOVE  #3 JOY  #4 PEACE   Each Sunday I try to reflect on the meaning of the candle of the week.


Here I’m getting the Advent Wreath in my church ready for the first Sunday in Advent.


This is the Advent Wreath we have at home.  My dad made it for us and is a duplicate of the one I grew up with – which he also made.  So many special memories of lighting the candles each Sunday as we prepared for the coming of the Christ child.

Even with the hustle and bustle of my family life, I still try to stop and continue this tradition in my home.