Christmas Traditions

22 Dec

What does it all mean?

Candy Cane – While you may think of candy canes as a delicious treat or decoration for a tree, the candy cane was originally made by a Christian candy-maker as a simple reminder of shepherds in the Bible, shaped just like the staffs these men once carried. The red color symbolizes
the love of Christ in giving up His life and the white color represents His purity.

 

Angels – According to the Bible, it was angels that first told the shepherds that Jesus was born and where to go to find Him. (Luke 2:10)

Christmas Tree – In the Christian faith, the triangular shape of the tree is meant to represent the Trinity with the tip of the tree pointing towards God and the evergreen color representing life.
Christmas Lights – For Christians, these lights are a beautiful reminder that Jesus is the light of the world (John 8:12).

Holly – Holly symbolizes the crown of thorns Jesus historically wore on his head, while the red symbolizes the love He had for us in giving up His life and the green symbolizes the “eternal life” we have thanks to Christ (John 3:16-17).

The Star – In the Bible, the star of Bethlehem guided the Three Wise Men to the place where the baby Jesus was born.

Poinsettia – The star shaped foliage pattern of the poinsettia is said to resemble the Star of Bethlehem. The red leaves symbolize the love of Jesus in giving up His life for all of the world.

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2 Responses to “Christmas Traditions”

  1. Renee Ann December 22, 2010 at 4:26 PM #

    Nice post! I’m always glad I visited your blog.

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