In Germany, the Advent season begins four weeks before Christmas and most Germans have what is called an Adventkranz (wreath). Each Sunday a new candle is lit until on the last Sunday before Christmas eve, all four candles burn.
I’ve decided to be lazy this year and made a makeshift Adventskranz using a chrystal cake plate, 4 candles and some decorative pine cones. You can get really adventerous here. Last year my sister-in-law and I got together and we crafted some really nice ones for our own use, but this year time got the best of us so I just made do with what I had around the house.
If you Google in pictures “Adventskranz”, you’ll find most interesting ones out there. Here’s a pic of mine to get you into the spirit.