Saturday, 5 December 2009
BLD No. 5 (2)
Christmas decorations; how do I love thee, let me count the ways. I am a sucker for all things Christmas. I have a small house and over the last few years I have only put up ¼ of the decorations and it still looks crowded.
Symbolism of some things you will probably see at Christmas. I will have all displayed in my home and if not displayed wrapped up in a box in the crawlspace.
Star: a heavenly sign of prophecy fulfilled long, long ago -- symbolizing the shining hope of mankind.
Red (the colour): the first colour of Christmas -- symbolizing the Savior’s sacrifice for all.
Evergreen (the colour and tree): the second colour of Christmas -- symbolizing everlasting life, as well, the needles of the tree point up to heaven.
Bell: rings out to guide the lost sheep back to the fold -- symbolizing that all are precious in God’s eyes.
Candle: a mirror of starlight -- symbolizing the reflection of our thanks for the Star of Bethlehem.
Gift Bow: tying the present together – symbolizing that we should all be tied together in bonds of goodwill.
Candy Cane: the shape of the shepherd’s crook –symbolizing the love of the shepherd and the need to bring lost lambs back to the fold.
Wreath: having no end –symbolizing the never ending eternal value of love.