What are Advent Wreaths?
A circle of greenery, marked by four candles that represent the four Sundays of the season of Advent. An additional candle is lit as each new Sunday is celebrated in Advent. Advent wreaths are used both in churches and in homes for devotional purposes. The candles may be blue, purple, or lavender, depending on local custom. Some Advent wreaths include a white candle in the center known as the "Christ Candle," which is lit on Christmas Eve.
www.episcopalchurch.org/library/glossary/advent-wreath(from the Episcopal Dictionary)
For more information
Click here for a downloadable document containing historical information on Advent Wreaths, along with prayers that you can use.
Advent Wreaths to Cut & Color
This free downloadable activity contains templates and instructions, along with prayers for each week.
Advent Wreath Outside Resources
Make your own advent wreath at home (from Building Faith)
How to make and use an Advent wreath
Light a Candle (from Candlepress)
Purchase Supplies (for home or parish)