Give a more meaningful Advent calendar this year – one that becomes a ritual in itself. Lighting candles during Advent has been a custom in Sweden since the 1890s – candles were even placed amongst tree branches, although – thankfully – these were superseded by candlesticks from the 1930s. Today, Advent candles, holders and lanterns are part of Christmas decorations throughout Scandinavia.
Start your own Advent tradition with a countdown candle, whether weekly or daily.
Advent Candle Jar Set, £39.95| Swedish Advent Candle, £19.95| Wire and Glass Advent Candle holder, £28