Each day between December 1-25, we will look at one of the traditional symbols of Christmas, what these symbols mean and how they tell the Christmas story of our Savior’s birth.
The Meanings of Christmas is found in our traditions
A star in the sky, carols in the evening air, a candle in the window, a wreath on the door, garland and mistletoe hung high, poinsettias aflame with brilliant color, gifts beneath a lighted tree, friends around the holiday table, families reunited in love, church bells ringing….they all play a part in the meanings of Christmas. These symbols that we use to decorate and celebrate tell about our Savior’s birth.
Each country has it’s own unique ways of celebrating Christmas. Families create unique traditions. Yet many of us weave the basic symbols and meanings of Christmas into our holiday traditions. It is a holiday made of rich treasures of customs and traditions, woven into a pattern with each country or family’s personal threads, giving to us the colorful pageantry of our Christmas celebration.
The symbols and meanings of Christmas decorations tell the Christmas story
As we celebrate the season, we decorate our homes, churches, and our communities. Many of the decorations that we use today represent a part of the Christmas story. As we move through this series of posts between now Christmas day, these meanings of Christmas will be unwrapped. Then as you decorate your homes, enjoy your traditions, gaze upon the community decorations, I pray that you will be reminded of these meanings as you prepare for the birthday celebration of our risen King. May they bring the story of Savior birth alive in your hearts.
Let us, through the great traditions of our faith, join with the shepherds of Bethlehem, the wise men from the east, the seekers throughout the ages, to welcome the One who came at Christmas. Let us at Christmastide bring grifts to Him, and may the message of our songs be “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth Peace and goodwill to peoples everywhere.”
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This week’s new design is Frosty the Snowman
Frosty stands in the snow against a buffalo plaid background with a layer of burlap in the back. Here’s a design you can wear for Christmas or the entire winter season. If you get matching Christmas PJs for the whole family, we have those too. See them all in the store.
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