Yesterday, we had the pleasure of hosting our festival community's advent spiral. We had a great turnout despite the melting snow and freezing, windy temperatures that followed the melt. We began the evening with a few crafts.
We needlefelted inside star-shaped cookie cutters to make felt stars, and we made many different beautiful paper snowflakes.
We even made some cinnamon stick ornaments.
The children did such a great job making so many unique and beautiful crafts.
And Elizabeth was my star attending the snowflake-making station for almost the entire evening.
Some of the kids were a little hesitant to participate, but in the end, I think everyone made all the crafts and had a wonderful time.
Paul worked all afternoon in the freezing wind making the advent spiral in our backyard. By the evening, it was clear the spiral wasn't going to work outdoors with the windy conditions.
So we passed a candle around indoors and spread our light and warmth to one another in a huge circle,
bringing light and warmth back to our winter days.
What a beautiful amazing sight, the whole circle of our community with apple candles in hand!
We then placed them on the mantle to burn and light the dark evening.
A beautiful advent spiral festival despite the chilly winter winds!