Monday, October 24, 2022

PSA: Order Your Advent Candles Now

Advent begins at the end of next month and it's time for my annual reminder to order Advent Candles for your Wreath. The dear nuns over at The Cloister Shoppe have them ready to ship and they tend to sell out for the season pretty quickly!

For many years now we have been ordering the beautiful 100% Beeswax hand-poured tapers, made by the Dominican Nuns at The Cloister Shoppe, for the wreath we light each night during dinner. 

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In these pictures you can see Joseph and Mary traveling down our Advent Path.  About five or six years ago I decided to create a path down the center of our table for Advent using the ornaments for each day. The first year was actually just a countdown path out doilies … the next year I incorporated our wooden Jesse Tree Ornaments from Jesse Tree Treasures.  

I purchased our Our Lady of Guadalupe Candle from Clear Creek Abbey a couple years ago. I haven't been able to bring myself to burn it but it makes a lovely addition to our Advent decorations. 

I seriously can't believe it's the end of October again already, but looking at these pictures has me looking forward to Advent.

I try to plan ahead each year and order extra candles to have blessed on Candlemas (Feb 2) to have on hand for the new liturgical year and the following Advent.

In addition to the Advent Candles, some of my favorites have included: 

  • Beeswax Candles - You can't go wrong with any of these! I replace our Advent Candles with Beeswax Candles for the Christmas season.

We usually have two Advent wreaths set up in our home for Advent.  

The taper Advent Candles are placed in an Advent Wreath on our dining room table and we light them during dinner each night. 

We also have a larger wreath on the coffee table in the living room which we light during our family rosary each evening and leave it lit while unwrapping and reading from our annual Advent Book Basket

I still really miss the pillar candles I bought for years from the Benedictine Monks... I currently use these 3x3 candles in purple and pink.  (Scroll through all Advent Wreath posts here.) 

One year I was feeling extra ambitious and hung our Advent Wreath like the Von Trapps

Our children have also really enjoy creating their own candles using this 100% Beeswax Advent Candle Kit from Illuminated Ink (pictured above). It's such a fun Advent activity for children.


Speaking of Advent Wreaths...Advent Wreath Socks from Socks Religious are a lot of fun too!  
I really enjoyed mine last year and can't wait to pull them out again next month. :) 

The dear nuns only make a limited quantity of Advent Candles. 
They tend to sell out very quickly each year so be sure to order them soon if you are interested

For more Advent Planning:  The Advent Season In Our Catholic Home

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