We started with several trees worth of greenery; holly trimmed from the yards of parishioners, Red Cedar and Virginia Pine rescued from a site about to be bulldozed, fir branches donated by our local Home Depot.
These, plus the necessities; wreath forms, candle holders and candles,
clippers and coffee,
and helpful hands of all ages.
This is one of my favorite Sundays at church. I’m not a particularly knowledgeable or skilled wreath-maker. I just think it’s fun, and I like to help. You know me and plants.
It’s a special tradition for the first Sunday of Advent, creating the wreaths and lighting the first candles, bringing light to this dark time of year.
On a totally different note, after several hours of snip-snip-snipping large branches into small today, when I put the boy to bed tonight and closed my eyes I could still see branches and clippers in front of me. Snip. Snip.