Friday, December 24, 2010

The Symbols of Christmas

The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. –Unknown

The Star
A heavenly sign of prophecy fulfilled long, long ago — the shining hope of mankind.

The Color Red
The first color of Christmas, symbolizing the Savior's sacrifice for all.

The Evergreen
Evergreen — the second color of Christmas shows everlasting light and life. The needles point up to heaven.

The Bell
Rings out to guide lost sheep back to the fold, signifying that all are precious in His eyes.

The Candle
Reminiscent of the star of Bethlehem, representing the Light of Christ.

The Gift Bow
Tied as we should all be tied together in bonds of goodwill and brotherly kindness.

The Candy Cane
Represents the shepherd's crook, used to bring lost lambs back to the fold.

The Wreath
A symbol of the never ending eternal love of our Heavenly Father.

1 comment:

Shay said...

What a lovely post Elizabeth to remind us of the joy and meaning behind Christmas.

I hope your day was a lovely one.