The Christian Christmas tree is decorated only with ornaments that have a link to either the Bible or church history. As author Monn says, "In addition to churches and angels or cherubim..." You could include:
- Wheat, symbolic of life
- Scrolls, representing the Pentateuch
- An ark
- A rainbow
- A camel
- Musical notes (for praise and worship)
- Grapes ( the wine of communion)
- A 12 pointed star (the tribes of Israel)
- A lamb
- Candles ("fake or electric never real") since Jesus is the Light of the world
I can think of a few more things to add, such as:
- A tiny book ornament with the words "Holy Bible"on it
- Lots of baby's breath or cotton wadding for fake "clouds"
- Small instruments like harps, drums and flutes.
- Nativity figures. Add a string or ribbon around an existing nativity set and hang it on the tree instead of putting it on the floor or a table. Each piece becomes an ornament.
What do you think? Would it be pretty? Would it help remind you and your family of the real meaning of Christmas?
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