Another Christmas Post...

14 January 2016

Because I really wasn't ready for it to be over! I did finally take down my decorations, like 4 days ago. But you know.... I've told you this before, Christmas really didn't end until last week. 

I guess I could reference me to me? In THIS POST I explained Advent.... 
Advent comes from the Latin word for "arrival" or "coming." It's the period of time that we prepare for the birth of the Lord. Advent starts 4 Sundays before Christmas-- that's when our Church puts out the "advent wreath" which is composed of 5 candles.. 3 purple, 1 pink and 1 white. The candles are lit each week of advent, a new Sunday... a new candle. On Christmas Eve the church will light the white candle (in the middle) which represents the life of Christ. "The color white represents purity. Christ is the sinless, spotless, pure Savior. Also, those who receive Christ as Savior are washed of their sins and made whiter than snow."
The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year. Advent is a time of joy and preparation for Christmas. Then on Christmas Day, Christmas begins and lasts for the next 12 days... This year until Sunday, December 6th. That 12 days leads us to "Epiphany" which is the day the wise men made it to the baby Jesus. 
That's what I wrote back in 2013 on this exact blog...  so yeah, December 6th... I squeezed about 4 more days out of the happiest time of the year. But anyway, the point of this post is really to showcase those adorable door hangers at the top. LOVE. Right? 

And I'll leave you with one more, possibly the last Christmas picture... just because I think it's funny. 

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