The Advent Wreath shaped in a perfect circle to symbolize the eternity of God, uses 4 Candles to represent the 4,000 years of the anticipation of Christ?s birth. In some churches, four purple Candles, one for each week in Advent, are used with one larger white Candle in the middle as the Christ Candle. Other churches prefer three purple or blue Candles with one Candle being rose or pink, to represent joy. While the Advent Wreath with its four Candles did bring light to churches, it was not to illuminate the interior as much as to symbolize the coming of Christ. During each Sunday of the Advent season, we focus on one of the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. The Christ Candle is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day reminding Christians that Jesus is the light of the world. The order and exact wording vary among Christian churches, but the Advent Wreath continually reminds us of whom we are called to be as followers of Jesus. Please click on our full Wholesale Catalog for more products to choose from. If you don't see what you are looking for please contact us TOLL FREE 800-228-9785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.