Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Something New for Your Tree

I never saw this idea before, so when I read about making "The Christian Christmas Tree" in this week's giveaway book (365 ways To Prepare for Christmas), I thought you might like to hear about it, too.

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
  • Doves
  • 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. 
It might not be desirable to make your family tree just a Christian Christmas tree, if, for example, you have years of specially collected ornaments to display. But I like the idea for a small secondary tree for a hallway or child's room.

What do you think? Would it be pretty? Would it help remind you and your family of the real meaning of Christmas?

Let me hear your thoughts. I love to find out what my readers think. And don't forget that a comment enters you into the current giveaway of 365 Ways to Prepare for Christmas. 


Warmest Blessings,

Linore

Warmest Blessings,

Linore
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3 comments:

chaplaindebbie said...

I love the idea of a second tree. My current big tree is filled with ornaments that are homemade or represent marriages and 1st Christmas's, but a second smaller tree is a great idea. My grandson has a Charlie Brown tree for his Christmas countdown; maybe I can do something with that this year. Next year I will definitely do it bigger and better! I really want this book, if not for this year, for every year hereafter. Thanks for the great idea. Hugs.

Linore Burkard said...

You've posted more comments than anyone, Deb, so you have a really good chance of winning this drawing! (I use random.org to generate the winning number.)The blog has been really quiet this whole season. Anyway, I want to mention that those awful black dots appearing over my graphic in the post shouldn't be there! ugh. Thanks again!

chaplaindebbie said...

Yes, I know it will be a random drawing. I will just have to cross my fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes! LOL
About the graphic, it's not too bad if you click on it.
And I TRULY enjoy your posts! Hugs!