In Germany, where the tradition of Christmas Trees can be traced to, a Lutheran tradition emerged — the Advent wreath. The Advent wreath is made of evergreen and is symbolic of eternity in God’s grace. It has three purple candles that represent penance, sorrow and expectation, and one pink candle which stands for hope and joy. The Advent wreath represents the four weeks of Advent and is used with white candles during the Christmas season. And YES, Ellwood Thompson’s still has BEAUTIFUL fresh wreaths available!