I have always enjoyed the Advent season. When I was growing up, we had Advent traditions that I loved.
Each year we had an Advent calendar placed in the living room. It was always a nativity scene, covered with tiny numbered doors with images hidden behind them.
Another tradition my family had was using an Advent wreath, which sat as the centerpiece to our dining room table. We three children would take turns lighting the candles. On Sundays, after the appropriate number of candles were lit, we would all sing the first verse of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” before praying our mealtime prayer (“Come, Lord Jesus…”) and eating.
What are some of your most cherished Advent traditions?
This message was adapted from a Women of the ELCA blog “Cherishing Advent Traditions” by Kris Brugamyer.