Advent Traditions?

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Advent Traditions?
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Thu, 12-05-2013 - 9:29am

We are now in the Christian Season of Advent.  If your family observes:

1) Do you have any favorite Advent traditions you would feel comfortable sharing here?

2) Even if you don't observe Advent, do you have any "getting ready for Christmas" traditions?  Favorite holiday shows?

3). Do you have an opinion about "The Elf on the Shelf? "

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 12-06-2013 - 9:39am

ashmama wrote:
<p>I love this season. On the first Sunday in Advent, we light the first candle in the wreath (though none of us and very few sources actually agree on what each candle means--this year we're calling it the repentance candle.)</p><p>The day before I put electric candles in all the windows that are visible from the street. The perfectionists who owned this house before installed individual low-voltage outlets beneath every window just for this purpose. They're all on one circuit, operated from a switch in the kitchen. The former owners left us their candles, so all I have to do is maintain them and plug them all in. At dusk, we flip the switch that turns them on.</p><p>We also go to an afternoon performance of Handel's Messiah on the first Sunday in Advent, then go out to a nice dinner.</p><p>I am unfamiliar with the elf on the shelf but will google it as soon as I hit "post."</p>

I love houses that decorate with those candles, simple and beautiful.

PumpkinAngel

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