The first step towards Christmas time, towards Advent, was to make our wreath. Every year since I have been living in Germany (5 years now!), I make one along side my mother-in-law. The wreath is always our table center piece for the four weeks of Advent. So we make it very carefully. It is also a very nice and privileged moment spent with my husband's mother. This year we have little guests on our wreath!
My in-laws bought a certain number of wooden decorations on their last trip in Ramsau. There were two lovely little birds which I was free to paint as I saw fit. Here are pictures of the different painting stages :
|A future Robin|
|A future Blue Tit|
|And finally, painted, varnished, ready to enjoy their lovely nest|
Every day we lit the candles, we have now two already, and next Sunday we will lit the third one. Our 3,5yo is very much looking forward to the fourth candle being lit, as she knows now that it means Christmas will be around the corner :)
Wishing you all a lovely Advent time!