I’m slowly getting my holiday decor ready and this year I want to go as neutral as possible. I am also planning to bring a lot of German traditions into my holiday decor this year, so today I’m starting off with these Nordic Advent Candles.
We have many Christmas traditions in Germany and I enjoyed them very much growing up!
Four Sundays before Christmas, we make an Advent wreath [Adventskranz] of fir or pine branches with four candles on it. We light one candle on the wreath each Sunday.
Even though I didn’t make the traditional round wreath for our family, I still want to light up one candle each of the 4 sundays before Christmas. We’ll light it up at night while having dinner or being together as a family.
I used a rectangle wooden tray to hold the four candles and decorated it in a natural and simple way.
Before I started with the tray, I prepared the number tags for the candles. I used silver scrapbooking paper, cut it into four equal sizes, punched a hole through them and stenciled the numbers on.
Above you can see how I set up the tray.
And this is how it looks now:
As a child it was always so exciting to count down the candles each sunday and know that we were coming closer and closer to that special night! So I want my daughters to have that same wonderful time!
Well, Thank you for coming by today and checking out my Nordic Advent Candles! Maybe this is even one of your family traditions??
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