I was googling how to make my own Advent wreath and I came across a website that claimed that Martin Luther "invented" the Advent wreath to teach the catechism to children. I know it was a German custom (probably way before Martin Luther) and probably would have to have been a Catholic German custom... I highly doubt he invented it.
Anyone know the actual history of the Advent wreath? I was a history and religious studies major in college, but it never extended to this :D