How to Make an Advent Wreath

All Saints Day is the day after Halloween. This is a good time to get supplies for your Advent Wreath.

What is Advent? Advent starts on the 4th Sunday before Christmas and is the time for preparing ourselves for the coming of the Baby Jesus. Just as pregnant women “nest” in the last few weeks of their pregnancy, we decorate our house, put up the Christmas tree, the Nativity village, and bring out the Advent Wreath. For Roman Catholics, Advent is also the beginning of the Liturgical Year.

Advent comes from the Latin word, adventus, meaning “coming”. It can be as early as November 27th, and as late as December 3rd, depending on that year’s calendar. There are 22 to 28 days of Advent, depending on the date of First Advent Sunday. In 2018, Advent starts on December 2nd.

Advent and Christmas Week Days
Advent Starts Days til Christmas Christmas Day of Week
December 1, 2019 24 Wednesday
November 29, 2020 26 Friday
November 28, 2021 27 Saturday
November 27, 2022 28 Sunday
December 3, 2023 22 Monday
December 1, 2024 24 Wednesday
November 30, 2025 26 Thursday
November 29, 2026 27 Friday
November 28, 2027 28 Saturday
December 3, 2028 22 Monday
December 2, 2029 23 Tuesday
December 1, 2030 24 Wednesday

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Mystery Apple Cream Cheese Tart

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Apple Cream Cheese Mystery Tart

This Apple Cream Cheese Mystery Tart is a rich dessert with a surprising crust and filling.  It’s perfect for a fancy dinner, maybe Christmas. It’s no mystery that this delicious apple cream cheese tart is simple to make from cream cheese, apples, and Panko bread crumbs.

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