The third candle in Advent is the candle of joy. I started to reflect on how I wanted to talk about joy. It can bring up so many things for us all.
As I am starting to finally put our Christmas tree up, I first thought of one of my ornaments (shown above) that is a pillow with the word JOY written out in gold beads.
There are many things that give me joy in the holiday season. Home baked cookies, decorations and shining Christmas candles and lights, a Christmas card from those near or far saying they thought of you...
One other thing that gives me joy all year round is my handwork, be it stitching or quilting. I get joy from working on them and then the joy of using them again for decorating. Here are just a few pieces of my stitching that I am placing in our home during this holiday season.
What things or activities give you joy at this time of year?