I have heard this expression many times, and never realized what it meant until recently. It's usually a church service that includes everyone of all ages, and you decorate the church the first Sunday of Advent, using evergreens that symbolize everlasting life, holly that symbolizes the death of Jesus on the Cross and Ivy that symbolizes his resurrection. What a lovely way to begin the Christmas season with a reinforcement of our belief along with the anticipation of celebrating the birth of Jesus. I LOVE Christmas for this reason, to celebrate the gift we were given and the hope of salvation and the promise of eternal life for those who believe.
So, with that in mind, we decorated our house. Just a few pictures here, as people have been hinting they wanted to see our decorations. I don't have any updated stitching pictures, with the craziness at work, the bustle of shopping and parties and church services I have lost my mojo, but hope to have it back soon as I still have Christmas gifts to stitch! Enjoy the greenery!
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