The Advent wreath takes me back to my childhood. When I was in Catholic school, every year, on the first Art day after thanksgiving, out came the green, purple and pink construction and the jars of paste--remember those? We carefully constructed our wreathes, adding the three purple candles and one pink--purple for penitence and pink for the third Sunday- pink for rejoicing because we were getting close to the celebration and rejoicing. We carefully drew our flames and cut them out, and pasted one onto the first candle. Our wreathes had a prominent place on our house, and we carefully and reverently "lit" a candle every Sunday until Christmas.