"The first light of Advent is the light of stones, stones that live in crystals, seashells, and bones."
We celebrate a very Waldorf-inspired Advent. I have changed some words in some of our verses to reflect the fact that we are counting the weeks until Solstice instead of Christmas, but the changes are very minor.
This year, Tim made a beautiful wreath from the grapevine that our grapes grew on early this Fall. We feel gratitude for having wreath-making material right in our own backyard! He added evergreen and holly from the woods behind our house.
At dinner time, all of the kids added a special crystal or shell to the wreath. Tim lit the first candle, we said a simple verse, and enjoyed the glow of the candle and the smell of the evergreen.
After we ate and blew out the candle, I read from Reg Down's book, Festival of Stones. We all love Tiptoes Lightly!