In the Episcopal Church, the color for the season of Advent is purple. (Or sometimes blue, but that's another discussion.) As a kid, we had big beautiful wreaths on the front door of our home and on the doors at church. A parishioner who owned a florist put them up with big purple ribbons. Magically on Christmas Eve, the ribbons were changed to red.
This year I made an Advent wreath for our front door.
It was so simple. I used one of the many fake wreaths that are stacked up in the attic and I just hot glued all those purple ornaments. I love how it turned out. It's a little gaudy, but it's Christmas!
I found the ornaments in a big plastic bin for super cheap. The bins were all one color. So, I bought a set of red also. I'll be ready to swap wreaths on Christmas Eve.
Tomorrow we'll put the ornaments on the tree and enjoy our traditional fondue dinner and dessert.