A wreath with four candles (three purple, one rose) around the outside, representing the four Sundays of Advent (the rose candle is lit on the 3rd Sunday). A white center candle is lit throughout the twelve days of Christmas (Christmas day through Epiphany or Dec. 25-Jan 6).
A wreath containing five candles used in churches and homes as a reminder of the four Sundays before Christmas. Four of the candles â€“ blue or purple â€“ are arranged in a circle. The fifth candle â€“ white â€“ is placed in the center. One candle is lighted each Sunday.
A special wreath (circle of greens ) containing five candles used in churches and homes as reminders of the four Sundays before Christmas. Four of the candles are arranged in a circle, the fifth--a white candle--is placed in the center. By tradition one additional candle is lighted each Sunday until on the fourth Sunday all four candles are lighted. On Christmas, the fifth candle is lighted.
An advent wreath is a ring or set of four candles, usually made with evergreen cuttings and used for household devotion by some Christians during the season of Advent. Many churches illuminate these candles in succession through the four weeks leading up to Christmas as part of their Sunday services for Advent.