Symbols & Meanings of Christmas: Triquetra and Shell 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 triquetra and shell. At the end of the post you’ll find full size patterns you can use to make your own Chrismons.

Triquetra Chrismons:

Triquetra Chrismons

The triquetra is a symbol for the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  The Triquerta is made of three loops making a triangle representing the three parts of the trinity.  In Matthew 28:19, Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” And in John 14:25, Jesus said, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”

Shell Chrismons

Shell Chrismons

The shell is a symbol for baptism. Baptism is one of the two ordinances that Jesus instituted for the church. While baptism does not save a person from their sins, it is the means by which a person makes a public profession of faith and discipleship. In the waters of baptism, a person says, wordlessly, “I confess faith in Christ; Jesus has cleansed my soul from sin, and I now have a new life.” When a person goes under the water, it is a symbol of the old, sinful person dying and when they are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes the new life they have in Christ.

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.

Check our post from December 17 to get the patterns for the Oil Lamp and Rose Chrismons.

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