Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Advent,a time to give thanks for what we have

Two candles lit for the second week of Advent
It begins 4 weeks before Christ's birth
One candle is lit each week until the day

Thank you 


Merlesworld said...

This is the first year we are not giving christmas presents we have all everything we need and it has come home to my children how much they have as they have both moved house in the last 12 months.
They have left extra stuff at my house and called charities to pick it up but no one turned up so we all must just all have too much.

Kays Kids said...

We all remember why we have this great celebration.
Love and Hugs

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Yes, and we do have so much to be thankful for - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Alessandra said...

I love your candles for the Advent. I agree with your words

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Jeanette-Ann,
That is SO true! Christmas is hardly recognizable nowadays as it is such a frenzy of shopping. Way too commercial and it serves nobody in fact. People buy things they don't need with money they don't have... It serves the government as they rake in quite an amount on sales tax (at least here in the USA with our system).
Thinking about my previous post where we visited the Leprosy hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia where Princess Diana visited before, it makes you THINK twice. Both of us have never given gifts for Christmas but only on Saint Nicholas's birthday on December 6. And for years we don't even do that as we have most of the things we need. No impulsive 'must' buy gifts. Far better for finding special sales throughout the year at outlet stores. No rush, nothing.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy and Meaningful Christmas period!