I was horrified last night to hear on Sky News that certain church ministers in England are sending out Christmas cards with no reference to the actual "reason of the season". À la a non-descriptive "Festive Greetings" or some such. This is supposedly to avoid "offending" people of other religious inclinations. Whaaaat? Ermmm, am I missing something? The very word and celebration of Christmas is derived from the birth and name of Christ. If they are not Christians, why should they be offended?
To me this is another indication how crazy this world is becoming. Those ministers should be relieved of their duties...
But, on to the subject of this posting.
I made a very simple Advents Kranz this year.
|Our simple Advents Kranz this year|
I have a set of four brass candlesticks - collected over the years - as well as a pair from my late mother-in-law. But I felt like a change. So, the candle sticks I'm using in the kranz this year are recycled spice bottles which have been filled with white coloured sand and the top lid screw section I covered with a strip of pewter. The bed of golden tipped greenery comes from a Leyland Cypress - we have three growing in our garden.
|Repurposing empty spice bottles into candle|
sticks worked - I love the simplicity of the
arrangement this year
|Reindeer à la South Africa :)|
Reindeer are not available in this country - the best we can do is springbok. The pic above is of a baby springbok on a neighbours smallholding and which was born a couple of weeks ago.