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.
This week, we will discover the meanings behind some of the Chrismon symbols used to decorate the Christmas tree. Today, we are looking the shepherd’s staff and the dove. At the end of the post you’ll find full size patterns you can use to make your own Chrismons.
Our second set of Chrismons proclaim the life of our Savior as He lived and walked among men, setting the example for all to follow. We will use the fish, anchor, oil lamp, and rose. Today, we will look at the oil lamp and rose.
Oil Lamp Chrismons
The oil lamp reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the World. In John 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” The Bible is also a lamp that lights our path. Psalms tells us, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” The Bible gives us direction for every path of our lives.
Isaiah 35:1-2 says, “the wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them. And the desert
shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing.” The prophet, Isaiah, spoke of the rose to symbolize the Nativity of our Lord. We use white roses to represent the purity of Jesus and gold roses to represent his deity.
Full size patterns for your Chrismons
Simply right-click, copy, and paste into a blank document and print on white paper to create your own Chrismons. Once you paste them into a document, you can resize them before you print them to get the size you want. You can then decorate them with gold glitter, paint, sequins, or any other gold decorations you like. Or you can also cut them out to use for patterns on other materials, such as Styrofoam, felt, poster board, etc. You can make them as fancy or simple as you want.
Chrismon patters from: https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/chrismons.shtml
Previous posts on Chrismons
Check our post from December 14 to get the patterns for the Stars and Angel Chrismons.
Check our post from December 15 to get the patterns for the Shepherds’ Staff and Dove.
Check our post from December 16 to get the patterns for the Fish and Anchor Chrismons.
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