Talk to your kids about how advent wreaths are round (like the doughnut) and just like God- there is no beginning and no end. Then make some green sugar (I had some left over from Mardi Gras) and sprinkle the doughnuts. Evergreens are a symbol of eternal life.
Tell your kids that the purple candles stand for royalty because Jesus is our Prince of Peace. The pink candle is the color of a rose. Light the candles and tell them what each one stands for as you do. The first purple candle stands for hope, the second one for love, the pink candle joy, and the last purple candle stands for peace. We light the advent candles to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world and from the darkness he brings life. (Little disclaimer here to remind you not to burn your children).
What order should you light your advent candles in?Light the purple candle across from the pink one first and then go around clockwise.
I love this "Jesus is the Gift" plate it's on! I got it at the blogging conference I went to, and I wish I had the whole set!
The Jesus is the Gift Snowflake Collectionis available from Dayspring. I really wish I had this platter and the pitcher. We might use our little plate for setting out Santa's cookies this year. :-)
I know some families give up sweets for Advent. If this is true for your family, maybe you could make round soft pretzels and green salt. Be creative, and happy waiting! :-)
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