Sure, what is Advent all about anyway? Is it a time to buy chocolate before we eat more chocolate? Or rather just a marketing ploy to buy more stuff in order to count down to more presents? Think again! In this video, we talk about seven interesting Advent facts that you may not have known.

Symbolic Themes of the Advent Candles

You might notice that in the video I didn’t go into detail about just what each candle can represent. Since there were at least five different variations I decided it would be better to list them here. These candles are traditionally on an Advent wreath but in recent years there has been a rise of more non-traditional forms of containing lighting the candles.

Variation 1:

  • The Prophets’ Candle, symbolizing hope; the Bethlehem Candle, symbolizing faith; the Shepherds’ Candle, symbolizing joy; the Angel’s Candle, symbolizing peace

Variation 2:

  • Hope–Peace–Joy–Love

Variation 3:

  • Faithfulness–Hope–Joy–Love

Variation 4:

  • Prophets–Angels–Shepherds–Magi

Variation 5:

  • Faith–Prepare–Joy–Love

 

As you can see, that’s a lot of love!

 

Family Advent Tip:

Last year we did our own mini Advent Candle lighting ceremony. We sang a song, and lit the candle. You can find many traditional Advent songs by doing a quick google search. Or you can check out this handy list of songs suitable for Advent: https://focusoncampus.org/content/10-advent-songs-to-remind-you-its-not-yet-christmas

 

3 Minute Advent Devotions

My awesome hubby and I recently released a new Simple Advent Devotional Ebook which we are very excited about. We focus on different Advent themes including longing, promise, and fulfillment.

 

DIY Advent Traditions

If you want to customize your Advent wreath and change up the symbolism, I’d say, “Go for it!”. As long as the Spirit of Advent is there and that is: Hope and Anticipation!

 

Are you ready to have a more intentional and quiet Advent?

 

Sign up for the FREE simple email challenge. Every Sunday during Advent you’ll receive an email from moi. This challenge is designed for you to remember and prepare yourself for the King!

 

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