Sunday, December 2, 2012

Day 337 of 365

It is so crazy that Christmas is only three weeks away... This is the first year that I have almost all of my Christmas shopping done before December. Only a few more gifts to buy and I will be set. I have even started wrapping presents... Now if only the house were done and decorated... Normally I cover the Christmas tree in ornaments and ribbon but this year it's going to be simple...

Covered in Red, gold and white ball ornaments, white Poinsettia flowers and white lights...

The meaning of these decorations at Christmas:

The Color Red: symbolizing the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for all...
The Fir Tree or Evergreen: shows light and life and the needles point to heaven...
The Candle or the lights on the Tree: a mirror of starlight, our thanks for the Star of Bethlehem...

The Story of the Poinsettia "Christmas Star"The Mexican legend is told that a child with no means has to take a gift to a Christmas eve church service. Being penniless, the child picked weeds from the side of the road. The congregation witnessed a miracle when the weeds turned into beautiful red and green flowers on the altar. These weeds, of course, turned out to be the poinsettia.

Love, peace and haul out the holly...
Musicsongbird