Violet Advent



Candlelights Alterlyset

Ceramics Julie Damhus

Spoon Kay Bojesen

Tablecloth Lovely Linen



In my childhood home, violet was the colour of Advent, while red was reserved for Christmas Eve.
I still favour that distinction; I love shades of violet and minimize the use of red. Meaning, I (joyfully) hang red decorations and ornaments on 23 December and box them all up again on the 26th.

The liturgical colours of the Church year are the colours that are used in vestments and other ecclesiastical textiles to mark the different times and seasons during the Church year or specific ecclesiastical ceremonies. Violet symbolizes spirituality, seriousness, passion, repentance and atonement. Violet is used during Advent and Lent.

That ought to mean violet candles in the Advent wreath; it doesn’t, this year, but it does mean violet Christmas calendar candles, now that they are available.
This year’s 24-day Christmas countdown candle comes from Alterlyset/Hyggelyset
(like so many of the candles we will enjoy this winter, that is, when we are not lighting candles from Bistad, (which you can read about here)

The 24-day countdown candle burns for about 35 hours in total – plenty of time to make your breakfast time extra cosy throughout December!

Mille Marence, who is fourth generation candlemaker in the family company, explains:
‘When we make our candles, we use 100% vegetable palm oil stearin certified by RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil).
The candles are handmade in Denmark, and each one has its own unique character. The stearin and a specially made cotton wick ensure a big, beautiful flame and a slow, even burn that is both environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic.’
She highlights the importance of trimming the wick to a length of 0.5 cm before lighting the candle.
She also explains that if the flame flickers, the candle should be put out and then relit, and that it should be kept away from draughts, all of it in the effort to avoid air-polluting soot.

Happy Advent!





I mit barndomshjem var violet adventsfarven og rød julefarven.
Den fordeling ynder jeg stadig, jeg elsker lilla og vilolette nuancer, mens brugen af rød begrænser jeg mest muligt. Læs, jeg pynter (med fornøjelse) med rødt d. 23. december og pakker ned igen d. 26. december.

Kirkeårets liturgiske farver er det udvalg af farver som anvendes på messeklæder og kirkens øvrige tekstiler til at anskueliggøre de forskellige tider og fester i kirkeåret eller til at markere særlige handlinger. Violet symboliserer ånd, alvor, passion, anger og bedring. Violet anvendes i advents- og fastetiderne.

Det skulle i så fald betyde violette lys i adventskransen, det gør det ikke i år, men det betyder, nu hvor muligheden har budt sig, voilet kalenderlys.

Årets kalenderlys er fra Alterlyset/Hyggelyset. (lige som mange af de andre lys vi vil nyde gennem vinteren, når vi ikke tænder lys fra Bistad, (som du kan læse om her)
Kalenderyset brænder i ca. 35 timer, dvs. rigeligt til morgenmadshygge hver dag i december!

Mille Marence, som er fjerde generations lysstøber i familievirksomheden, forklarer:
Til støbning af lysene bruges 100% vegetabilsk palmeolie stearin krediteret af RSPO certificeret palmeolie (Roundtable on sustainable palm oil).
Lysene er håndstøbte i Danmark, og hvert lys har sit eget særpræg. Stearinen og en specielt fremstillet bomuldsvæge sikrer en stor smuk flamme og en langsom og ensartet forbrænding, der er miljø-og allergivenlig.
Hun instruer i øvrigt om at vægen skal trimmes til en længde på 0,5 cm, inden lyset tændes, og at hvis flammen er urolig, skal lyset slukkes og gentændes og det må ikke stå i træk, alt sammen for at undgå luftforurenende sod.

Glædelig advent