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Reflections On Advent

December 2, 2012
By Ann R. Swanson ( , The Post-Journal

My own family never observed Advent except as it related to church. Our church family held the four Sundays prior to Christmas in highest esteem. Decorations were put up before the first Sunday in Advent. There was always a "hanging of the greens" day when everyone who was able helped decorate the very large church that I attended. One year my mother and step-father donated the large Christmas tree by their house for the church tree. Once it was in place it was a feast for the eyes. I remember how proud they were to see that tree decorated.



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