Thursday, December 9, 2010

Advent wreath

Cheri's recent post reminded me that so often the true meaning of Christmas is lost on commercial ventures.

To that end, I really want Rileigh & Maddox to understand what Christmas is about (no, not presents).

So we added the good deeds in our Advent calendar. Rileigh & Maddox loved them! They liked seeing what the good deed was, and then that there were more to come. Their gifts to Jesus were really sweet too.

I also made out Advent wreath. "Bear" from work helped me out again, he cut the holes for the candles. I wrapped a green floral styrofoam wreath form (Dollar Tree) with glittery green ribbon (Walmart) using hot glue to tack it down. I only managed to burn myself once on this - yea for me :)

I glued the wrapped wreath to a white paper plate and hot glued a single glass tapered candle holder in the center for the white candle.

To help decorate it, I will add some evergreen cuttings. I hope this will help remind Jeff & I to slow down and think about what the Christmas spirit really means, and help build Rileigh & Maddox's excitement for the true meaning of Christmas.


  1. That looks great! And I agree that adding the evergreen will add to it!

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. What a great simple idea :+) I love that the kids can help with it.