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Advent Wreath

The Advent wreath is perhaps the most common Advent symbol, and is also one of the most popular Advent traditions for the home. Each part of the Advent wreath symbolizes our spiritual preparation for the birth of the world's Messiah, Jesus Christ, on Christmas day. The circular shape of the Advent wreath symbolizes eternal life; the purple Advent candles symbolize our repentance and waiting; the pink Advent candle symbolizes our joy of Christmas coming soon, only one week away. The soft candle light rising from the Advent candles symbolize the coming of Jesus as "The Light of the World." Many styles of Advent wreaths are now available, from the traditional evergreen pine branch Advent wreath to contemporary metal-based Advent wreaths. Advent votive candle holders have recently become popular due to their contemporary design and compact size which easily fits into small spaces or even placed on fireplace mantles. Advent wreaths usually come with directions on how to use them with prayerful devotion, but we recommend a good Advent prayer book to accompany your time with the Lord. Visit our informational page to learn how to pick the correct replacement Advent Candles.
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