Symbols & Meanings of Christmas: Star and Angel 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.

This week, we will discover the meanings behind some of the Chrismon symbols used to decorate the Christmas tree. Today, we are looking at 4 different stars and the angel. At the end of the post you’ll find full size patterns you can use to make your own Chrismons.

Star Chrismons

There are four star chrismons, each with a specific meaning:

Star of David Chrismons
Star of David

Star of David Chrismon

The star of David, sometimes called the Star of Creation, is a symbol that Jesus was a Jew and a descendant of King David.

Five pointed star chrismons
5 pointed star

5 Pointed Star Chrismon

The five pointed star is a reminder of the five wounds Jesus received while on the cross: the nails in each hand and foot and the piercing of his side.

Nativity star Chrismon
Nativity Star

Nativity Star Chrismon

The Nativity star represents the star that shone brightly in the sky, leading the wise men to Jesus.

8 pointed star chrismons
8 pointed star

8 pointed Star Chrismon

Represents baptism and regeneration. Jesus was circumcised and given his name when he was eight days old. Baptism is understood to be the New Testament equivalent of the covenant of circumcision.

Angel Chrismons

angel chrismons
Angel

The angel chrismon reminds us of the angel that told Mary she had been chosen to bare the Son of God and the angels that appeared to the shepherds. In Luke 1:26-33, the angel Gabriel tells Mary that she is highly favored of God and has been chosen by God to bare the Christ-child. In chapter 2, verses 8-16, we find the angel who tells the shepherds of Jesus’ birth and then is joined by a host of angels singing, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace good will toward men.”

This Chrismon can also represent the second coming of Jesus, which the Bible says will start with an Angel blowing a trumpet.

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.

Star of David Chrismons
5 pointed star Chrismons
Nativity Star Chrismons
8 pointed star Chrismons pattern
Angel Chrismon pattern

Chrismon patters from: https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/chrismons.shtml

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