The Incredibly Ugly Advent “Wreath”

We are always trying to build new Christmas traditions at our home to make the Holidays special for our kids.

We also want our kids to know the true reason we celebrate Christmas….Jesus of course!

So when I read this post at Homespun Living a seed was planted.  Then after a conversation with a bloggy friend- Flatlander (Linda) I knew we must bring this tradition

to our table.  The Advent Wreath.

The BG grew up doing this at his family’s  dinner table too!

So last week The BG and I created what is possible the ugliest Advent Wreath every known to man.  I went to the basement and pulled out a box of forlorn Christmas floral picks, and

checked in the used candle tub and brought it all upstairs.

We used an old cabbage slicer and started filling it up.

We were giggling the whole time saying less is more, but we couldn’t stop throwing almost everything that was in the old box into the cabbage slicer!

The results are pretty funny, but the lighting of the candle (s) and a reading from the Bible each night at dinner are already precious!! and a tradition we will

incorporate into Christmas from now on!

Tonight we light candle #1 and #2!!! Three weeks until Christmas YAAA HOOOO!

Later Gators!


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7 comments on “The Incredibly Ugly Advent “Wreath”

  1. Mary says:

    It’s not THAT bad!! We still light our Advent wreath each night and our kids do it at their homes too.

  2. garden2day says:

    I think it is beautiful!

  3. Sue says:

    I think it’s absolutely wonderful! And I love the advent wreath. It’s a good tradition to start with your kiddos! They will be blessed all the days of their life!

  4. Flatlander (Linda) says:

    I think it is BEAUTIFUL as is the tradition you are making a part of your family. Blessings to you all!

  5. Libby says:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This may well be the most earnest and honest advent wreath making it truly beautiful . . . like all things from the heart *s*

  6. its not ugly! it is beautiful! what a great tradition

  7. Marga says:

    If this is called *ugly* you must have posted the wrong picture-I really love it-so beautiful-and the words decribing the *making of…* is very special.Thanks for showing 🙂

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