My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 1 December (Candles)

Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!  Join me every day in opening a new door.  I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes…  So sit back, relax and enjoy!

1 DECEMBER

It’s finally here – the Christmas month!  My kids are delighted because they got to open their chocolate calendars this morning.  (Note to self: buy one for myself next year ‘cos I ♥ that cheap chocolate too!)

We’re starting off my Danish Christmas Advent Calendar with some candles.  After all,what could be more Danish?  First up we have an Advent Candle – et kalenderlys. An essential at the Danish breakfast table in the cold, dark, dark, dark month of December.

It’s a tall candle, marked with the days from 1 to 24.  Personally, I like to buy the ones that come in a glass holder – I find them easier to control.

And then we have our Advent Sunday candle decoration.  Yep, those crazy Danes just can’t get enough of their candles. And, really, who can blame them?  In the month of December it’s dark in these parts from about 3pm.  And doesn’t get light until about 8am. So any kind of light is welcome!  T

Yesterday – Sunday 30 November – was the first Sunday of Advent.  So we lit the first candle – of four – in our Advent decoration.

Next Sunday we’ll light number one and number two.  And so on and so forth…

adventlys

 

Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!

Diane :)


My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 1 December

 

Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!  Join me every day in opening a new door.  Just like last year, I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!

1 DECEMBER

We’re starting off the calendar with candles…

First off, an Advent Candle – et kalenderlys. An essential at the Danish breakfast table in the cold, dark, dark, dark month of December.

 

And then we have Advent Sunday candles.  Yep, those crazy Danes just can’t get enough of their candles. And, really, who can blame them? In the month of December it’s dark in these parts from about 3.30pm.  And doesn’t get light until about 8am. So any kind of light is welcome!  Today – Sunday 1 December – it’s the first Sunday of Advent.  So we light the first candle – of four – in our Advent decoration.

Advent Sunday candles

Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!

Diane :)