This is the time of year, when I ignore the number on my birth certificate and pretend to be just 10 years old! What can I say but I am a huge fan of Christmas… The traditions surrounding Christmas that I have grown up with, makes it so special – all of which include family time! Needless to say my home is already full of Christmas decorations and one in particular – the Advent Wreath.
The Advent WreathThis wreath comes in many shapes and sizes, but one thing that is certain, it will contain 4 candles. These represent the four Sundays of Advent leading up to Christmas. You start the first Sunday lighting only one candle… and then one more… and one more… and all four the last Sunday. Quick fact about this: It has to do with the coming of Christ and a fasting period up till this celebration. Nowadays fasting is not part of the tradition… at least not in Denmark!? What I remember from my childhood is that, as we never had breakfast together as a family during the week, my mother insisted that we did exactly this on weekends… She is wonderful!
In December the Sundays were extra special!If you do not know this already, it is very dark in Denmark during December! (2017: 44 hours of sunshine source: dmi.dk) This is relevant, as even at 9-10 am when we would have breakfast, it was still dark outside! So our tradition was to light the Advent Wreath. It was just soooo cozy and an additional treat for my brother and I would be a small present placed on our plate – what’s not to love!!! Now I would like to share this tradition with you, so make sure to sign up for my newsletter (top right) or follow me on Instagram, so you do not miss out on my Christmas Treats!!