Happy Tuesday, sweet friends!!! Can you believe it’s almost Christmas! This month has come and gone so fast!

Today, I’m so excited to be joining a group of blogging friends for a fun blog hop, hosted by Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home. We are each going to share how we are celebrating and cherishing the meaning of the season.

If you are visiting from, The Tattered Pew, welcome! So glad to have you here!

Growing up, some of my favorite Christmas memories were those that incorporated the true meaning of Christmas.

It has always been so important to me to teach my sweet boys about the true meaning of Christmas. I want them to cherish these memories and traditions, just as I did of my childhood.

We display nativities throughout our home, and talk about Jesus often. This year, my two youngest boys have been especially interested in learning of Christ and the meaning of Christmas. I have loved every moment of it!

I have wanted to incorporate advent into my holiday traditions for a few years now. If there was ever a perfect year to start, this was the year!

I made an advent wreath with fresh clippings, a grapevine wreath, and a gold candle holder that I found at Target.

An advent wreath is a Christmas tradition that originated from Germany, in the 1800’s. On each Sunday of Advent, a candle is lit, by the last Sunday of Advent, all four candles are lit. Some Advent wreaths include a fifth candle, which is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Advent 2020:

•Sunday, November 29

•Sunday, December 6

•Sunday, December 13

•Sunday, December 20

It has been fun to light a candle each Sunday, and sit as a family talk about about the true meaning of the season.

Thank you for stopping by today!

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I hope you all have a very blessed holiday season!!!


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  1. I love your advent wreath, and the wonderful story behind it. The picture of your boys is wonderful too.

  2. I adore the images of your sweet boys. Thank you for the printable! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  3. How beautiful! Your home looks so pretty and I love how you are celebrating advent! The wreath looks so rustic and pretty! Merry Christmas! xo

  4. Emily, your advent wreath and nativity vignette are both so pretty. Sounds like you’re on the right track to teach your boys early about the reason for the season. These will be wonderful memories for them someday! Merry Christmas!

  5. How exciting to hear your boys are interested in learning more about Christ and the real meaning of Christmas. I miss those days. Your wreath and living room look lovely. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. And thank you for adding the Advent Hopeful Planner at the end. I loved seeing and reading that too. Always love hopping with your. Hope your family has a wonderful magical Christmas.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Emily! I adore the your Christmas decorating and the way you have incorporated advent traditions into your holiday celebrations this year. The wreath is beautiful!

    I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

  7. Thank you so much for the Advent calendar. It’s such a great reminder. Your home is lovely as always for the holidays! Merry Christmas!

  8. Emily I agree, there was no netter year than this to start celebrating Advent! Merry Christmas my friend!

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