Do you have any suggestions for where I can buy a good Advent wreath online?
Why, yes! I do! Since the Mystic Monks don’t have Advent Wreathes, I suggest that you use my links to Amazon. They have some nice wreathes, as it turns out.
Consider also this: In a time when we should all be concerned about helping fallen away Catholics come back to their faith, perhaps giving an Advent Wreath to someone as a gift at the beginning of Advent, with a good explanation, could help them reconnect a bit. A small gesture, but perhaps effective. And don’t forget to introduce at some point the aspect of returning to confession before Christmas.
First, it can be tough sometimes to find candles. I don’t like the scented candles. Here is a pack of four (three purple and one rose). Click HERE.
Since I usually make my own, something like this might be useful for others who want to shape their own. Click the images.
Something ready to go. There is a base with candles included HERE.
Something with pine cones. I am not sure, but I think some people understand pine cones to be obligatory.
Here is a “celtic” lookin’ base. Perhaps you could make the Church in the poor Ireland the object of your prayer during Advent.
This one has glass things for the candles. in case you are worried about setting the cat on fire. I never worry about setting cats on fire, but some people find that disconcerting… indoors, at least.
There are a zillion more. In any event, once you click one of those links and start exploring, I believe WDTPRS will get a small percentage of the sale. Therefore, I hope that about 5000 of you will buy Advent Wreathes today after using one of my links.
Think of the fun you can have drinking Mystic Monk Coffee or Tea, even the flavored stuff, from a WDTPRS mug, while assembling and talking about your Advent Wreath with your kids!
And don’t forget that this Sunday is Stir-Up Sunday!
There are wonderful customs for Advent and we should plan for them. Do you have a good supply of coal and twigs for St. Nicholas Day? Amazon also has – I am not making this up – lumps of coal.
If you don’t have stockings – guess where you can get some – you can get your lumps of coal in a – I am not making this up – gift bag.
You’ve got to love the entrepreneurial spirit.
Here is a 10-pack (!) of anthracite coal lumps. Snark and economy at the same time!
For twigs you are on your own, though I am sure Amazon could help with that too.