Dear friends, I wish you a very nice and relaxed first Advent.
I´ve always loved this day. The word Advent comes from the Latin word 'adventus' meaning arrival.
As a kid I had my Adventskalender with which I counted down the days until Christmas Eve. My mom started baking Christmas cookies and the smell in our home was unbelievable.
When it started getting dark we sat around the table with the Advent wreath, cookies and a cup of hot chocolate or coffee, lit the first candle and sang christmas songs. My mom started telling the Christmas story and I got more excited about the arriving of christmas eve every day.
I always preferred the red candles, and decoration on the wreath and didn`t know why. But I just came across an explanation about the meaning of the Christmas colors and symbols - very interesting and I think you´d like it too.
Colors and symbol of Christmas candles
Red at Christmas were the apples on the paradise tree. They represented the fall of Adam in the plays. Red is also the color of Holly berries, which is said to represent the blood of Jesus when he died on the cross. Red is also the color of Bishops robes.
Black Candles– Protection, absorption and destruction of negative energy and also repelling negative energy from others.
Pink candles are used to represent love, harmony, friendship, affection, romance, and femininity.
Silver candle– Goddess or feminine energy, remove negativity, psychic development.
Purple is the color of royalty and the sovereignty of Christ, demonstrating anticipation of and reception of the coming King celebrated during Advent.
I wish you a wonderful and tranquil Advent season!