Symbols & Meanings of Christmas: Shepherd Fish and Anchor Chrismons

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.

Chrismons

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 fish and anchor.

Fish Chrismons

Fish Chrismons

One of the early signs of Christendom was the fish. The Greek word for fish is IXTHUS. This is an acrostic for the Greek words for Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.

Anchor Chrismons

Anchor Chrismons

The anchor represents our faith that God stays with us in good times and bad. The Bible says, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Hebrews 6:19 says, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

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.

Chick out post from December 15 to get the patterns for the Shepherds’ Staff and Dove.

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