Category Archives: Advent

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Advent Day 12: Christmas Candles

December 12 – Christmas Candles The ancient Romans are generally credited with developing the wicked candle before 3000 BC by dipping rolled papyrus repeatedly in melted tallow or beeswax. The resulting candles were used to light their homes, to aid travelers at … Continue reading

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Advent Day 9 – Candy Canes

December 9 – Candy Canes Candy canes were invented over 350 years ago, when candy-makers both professional and amateur were making hard sugar sticks. The original candy was straight and completely white in color.  In the 1600′s  European-Christians started using Christmas … Continue reading

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Advent Day 8 – Not Even A Mouse

December 8 - ”Not even a mouse” Clement Clark Moore first wrote Twas the Night Before Christmas as a fun Christmas eve  presentation for his children.  When Moore was 44, his poem was published anonymously in the Troy New York Sentinel on December 23,1823, … Continue reading

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Advent Day 1: The Wreath

A Christmas wreath represents the festive spirit of Christmas and gives a welcoming greeting.  It is traditionally made of evergreen branches which are a symbol for eternal life.  The term “wreath” comes from Middle English’s “wrethe”, which means a twisted band or ring of … Continue reading