Warning Warning: I am able to write to the configuration file: /usr/local/plesk/apache/vhosts/rosary-religious-inspirational-gifts.com/httpdocs/includes/configure.php. This is a potential security risk - please set the right user permissions on this file.
Shop our Online Catalog: Advent Wreath

Advent Wreath Decoration Ideas

The Advent Wreath, well known by most Christians,  is a symbol of preparing for the birth of Jesus. It has a circular shape, symbolizing eternal life, and rests on a table or fireplace mantle. Usually there are three purple candles and one pink, each lit on one Sunday in Advent. Traditionally these wreaths were pine branches decorated with ribbons and pine cones but now there are hundreds of Advent wreath decoration ideas available.


There are Advent wreaths available in stores, already made with the candles included. They range from wood with the story of the nativity carved into the side to artificial flowers and leaves including Poinsettias or golden roses. There are also decorative metal frames that hold votive candles or a simple pewter ring. If you want to include your family in the atmosphere you need Advent wreath decoration ideas to make your personal statement that will have meaning for you. Evergreen bows may not be the decoration that has the most meaning for you. This tradition is not about the decoration, it is about the coming of Christmas.


Advent wreath decoration ideas can be traditional, with evergreen branches or you can use this opportunity to make a statement about what you believe is the main message of Christmas. You could decorate your wreath base with environmentally friendly images to remind everyone that the earth needs love too. If you live in a warm tropical climate your wreath may look more like a tropical paradise than the evergreen and pinecones used by the Germans in the 16th century. The decoration depends on your environment but the meaning is the same everywhere.


There are special Advent wreath decoration ideas for children, to bring the true meaning of Christmas into their lives in a way that they can relate to. Let them decorate the wreath with their favorite things, possibly small toys, animals and candies that will give them the attraction needed, for you to get their full attention, to tell them the stories and meaning of the wreath. You can add the candles and let them light them when it is time. There is no better way to attract children to what is important than to let them participate in their own way.


If you don’t have the ability of make a new wreath every year, there are Advent wreath decoration ideas that can be dismantled for easy storage and simply put back together each year. You can buy a wreath base in a craft store and votive candles or some other candle in a container. Then, depending on what you like, you can get the artificial flowers and greens, including pine cones, and simply place them around the base. It will look nice when visitors come and can be kept year after year. Traditions can consol us when we are alone, and hold us together when we are a family. The candles represent the prophecy of the coming of light, love, joy and peace. Everyone wants to feel the meaning is personal.

This article was published on Tuesday 17 November, 2009.

Up a level: Liturgical Calendar
Related Topics:
  • Lenten Season
  • Easter Season

  • Back to main topic: Advent
    History of the Advent Wreath
    Jesse Tree And Advent
    Advent Wreath Lights Way to Messiah
    Advent Wreaths in the Celtic Tradition
    Advent Traditon Helps Ground the Family
    The Advent Calendar
    Advent Wreath Packed with Symbols
    Celtic Advent Wreath Adds Irish Spirit To the Home
    Advent Candles More Than Light
    Advent Wreath And Calendars Have Deep German Roots
    Advent Keeps Focus on Christmas
    Celtic Advent Blending of Many Cultures
    Advent Wreath Safety
    Jesse Tree and Advent Bridge Path From Past to the Future.
    Blending the Jesse Tree and Advent Wreath
    Advent Candles Light the Nights
    Nativity And Advent Symbols of Waiting
    Advent Wreath Lights Long Winter Night
    What is a Celtic Advent Wreath
    Advent Wreath Traditions
    Advent Wreath and Candles
    Celtic Advent Wreath Blends Religion and Culture
    Jesse Tree Advent Wreath
    Celtic Advent wreath Two Thousand years later
    Celtic Advent Wreath
    Advent Wreath
    Jesse Tree Ornaments
    LED Advent Candles Enhances Child Safety
    Advent Calendars Rich History
    All About Advent Candles
    Advent Wreath Myths
    Children and Advent
    Nativity Advent Wreath Makes a Unique Combo
    Explanation of Advent
    Advent Wreath Candles
    Advent Wreath History Predates Catholic Church
    Advent Ideas for Children
    Advent Wreaths anticipate Christs birth
    Irish Advent wreath- A hint of Green
    Irish advent wreath blends season and roots
    Advent Wreath a Circle of Unity
    Advent Candles Light Path to Christmas
    Advent Wreath: One of Christianity’s Christmas Traditions
    Advent Candles and the Advent Wreath Traditions of Christmas
    Facts About The Advent Wreath
    History Of The Celtic Advent Wreath
    What Is A Fontanini Advent Calendar

    Current Reviews: 0
    Write Review