Advent season is here. It’s a season of waiting and anticipating the coming of Jesus! Advent wreaths have been used for centuries to remember the Savior being born and anticipate Christmas Day. It is easy to get lost in the gifts and busy pace of the season and miss the whole reason why we celebrate Christmas in the first place – the birth of Jesus!
A couple of years ago, a good friend of mine asked if I could make some sort of candle ring as an advent wreath. That is when the wheels started turning and I designed the Advent Candle Pot. The very first one I made was gifted to that friend. That same year was the first year I introduced the piece. The last two years they have been available for purchase. Each one takes a lot of time and detailed carving, so they are definitely a unique piece to invest in and treasure. I hope these pieces will become heirloom treasures in family homes.
The four candles used, three purple and one pink, mark the Sundays of Advent leading up to Christmas.
Week 1 – Purple Candle “HOPE” – reminds us that God keeps his promises. The Prophet’s candle.
Week 2 – Purple Candle “PEACE” – reminds us that God’s love brings us peace. Bethlehem’s Candle.
Week 3 – Pink Candle “JOY” – Christmas is a time of joy. The Shepherds’ Candle.
Week 4 – Purple Candle “LOVE” – God loves us so much that He gave us the greatest gift of all, His Son, our Savior! The Angel’s Candle.
The Advent Wreath serves as a powerful visual reminder of the holiness of the season. The light of the candles invites us to quiet ourselves during this busy time and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
The Advent Candle Pot is my version of an Advent wreath. The pot features four candle holders to hold your four taper candles. The pot can be filled with water to add fresh winter greens and other winter florals to create a beautiful centerpiece. Who knew succulents, pinecones and berries could look so pretty together? I hope you all will revel in this season of Advent. Merry Christmas!