|This wooden advent calendar is|
shaped like a festive Christmas tree.
The season of Advent is the beginning of the Christian year as a prelude to Christmas Day. The Advent wreath is becoming increasingly popular in the United States.
It's the time when we prepare for the return arrival of Christ.
Churches are often dressed with Advent wreathes and the addition of the traditional Advent color of purple. Advent calenders, with little doors/windows containing chocolate or small toy, are often given as gifts to increase the joy and excitement of Christmas coming.
Some people enjoy the practice of offering Advent prayers for the needy, peace, health and other blessings.
With the arrival of Advent, we know Christmas is near.