Happy December 1, my friends! The countdown has officially begun . . .
Speaking of countdowns, do your holiday traditions include an advent wreath, advent calendar, or maybe an advent candle?
And by candle I mean one you light every night from December 1st through the 24th. A few years back my Danish friend sent me two tapers and a pillar. Those days may be long gone, but the tradition has been set.
This year, however, I’ve come up lacking. Sure, I meant to order one; but as you can see, it never happened. Now, here we are on the first.
Of course, I’m sure it has not escaped your attention that if I was one of those cool DYI-ers, I’d simply take the taper I have and make my own advent candle–maybe I’d even whip up a few extra, to sell on my Etsy site. Alas, I cannot draw a straight line to save my life. I’m also a perfectionist. So if I had to sit and look at crooked lines for the next 24 days . . . well, let’s just say there wouldn’t be much merry.
So I’ll light my plain white taper that sits next to my simple white natvitiy, and offer my thanks that Christmas is for everyone–even the uncrafty, such as I!