This season, we want to encourage you, together with your family and friends, to set up your own Advent wreath and candles and celebrate at home together. All you need are five candles and a circle of greens.
If you’re a stickler for the details and symbolism, traditionally it's three purple candles, one pink candle, and a white Christ candle in the center, encircled by evergreens. The candles each have their own theme of hope, peace, joy and love, and the circle of evergreens is a reminder of eternal life.
Remember, this is something people have come up with to remember and celebrate the birth of Christ. So don’t get caught up in celebrating the wreath and candles; allow it to point your heart to Christ.