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Advent, which literally means arrival, refers to the four weeks before Christmas. Advent always begins four Sundays before Christmas. Families with strong religious beliefs often attend special church services to commemorate this time of year. Many families also light candles, lighting one candle the first week and lighting one additional candle each following week, until the four candles of advent are all lit. Christians view this period as a time for religious reflection and penance before the celebration of Jesus' birth. Advent observations began in about the 4th century AD, and it was originally a period of fasting.
Although this season is based on a religious tradition, many secular families have adopted some of advent's celebrations and customs. Advent calendars that count down the days until Christmas are very popular. You can purchase advent calendars that have a small treat or prize for each day. Chocolate versions are common, but many families make their own holiday countdown or advent calendar. If you make your own, consider including a gift card as one of the gifts. Gift cards make good gifts for everyone, because they let the recipient pick their own gift.