Monday, December 18, 2006

December 18th: Celebrate the Symbolism

Did you know most Christmas decorations have meaning behind them? Share with your children the origins and meanings of special decorations that point to Christ.

Here are just a few examples:
  • Greenery symbolizes God's everlasting love shown through the birth of Christ.

  • Holly's pointy edges symbolize the thorns that Christ wore as a crown, and its berries the drops of blood that He shed.

  • Lights remind us that Jesus is the light of the world.

  • The tree points heavenward and reminds us of the cross where Jesus died.

  • The candy cane has red stripes reminding us of the blood Jesus shed for us. The white stands for Jesus our Savior, sinless and pure. The shape, a J, symbolizes Jesus. Turn it around and it will look like a staff, reminding us that Jesus is our good shepherd.

  • The wreath is in the shape of a circle, standing for Christ's divine, eternal nature.

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come...

"Song of Songs 2:12


Glass Half Full said...

Love this!!

MOM_ent_of_truth said...

Hey...loved the pics and letter you sent. Glad you are all doing well. Enjoy every minute with those sweet boys, they grow up way too fast. BA :-)