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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tradition of Christmas Lights And Candles On The Tree  In today’s world the only time we stop to think about lights on a tree is when we are buying a new tree and we ponder the question of whether we should purchase a pre-light one or not. The tradition of lighting our Christmas Trees precedes today’s modern electric lights. No Mr. Edison did not light the first Christmas tree.  Lighting of a… Read More

A Candy Maker’s Witness A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he made the Christmas candy cane. He incorporated several symbol for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus; and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the… Read More

How sweet the sound of Christmas Bells ringing out to remind us of the birth of Christ. Legend of the Christmas Bells. According to early legend, bells rang throughout the world announcing the birth of Christ. The ringing of bells during joyous holiday season still adds delightful accompaniment to favorite carols and is a significant part of the Christmas celebration. High in their towers, suspended between heaven and earth, church bells have… Read More

The Christmas Tree is one of our most beloved symbols of the Christmas season. It’s fills our hearts with joys and always brings back memories of Christmases past. Tradition of the Christmas Tree. Because it stays green all through the year, the evergreen tree is symbolic of the eternal life offered to Christians through faith in Christ. The treetop points heavenward. A star signified the special star which guided the wise men… Read More

Who doesn’t love the bright green and red of a holly branch? What a wonderful addition to holiday decorating. But what does it mean and how does it relate back to Christmas? Legend of the Holly. The bright red and green of holly make it a natural symbol of rebirth. There are several legends regarding holly. According to one of these legends, holly branches were woven into Christ’s crown of thorns. Therefore, the… Read More