The Christmas tree symbolizes the spirit of the Christmas season and, to Christians, the everlasting life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. In the Bible, the cross upon which Jesus was crucified is often referred to as a tree. The lights and decorations on the tree represent the wonder and glory associated with the birth and resurrection of Jesus.Continue Reading
Such common choices for tree toppers as stars and angels represent Jesus's birth, as they were both present at the time, according to the Bible story. The presents that are placed below the tree are believed to continue the tradition of giving gifts, as God gave humanity Jesus as a gift, the Three Wise Men gave Jesus gifts at his birth and then Jesus gave humanity the gift of trading his life for the eradication of sin on the cross, or tree.
The first historical mention of a Christmas tree was in Germany in 1521, though the tree was not lit. The first historical use of a Christmas tree inside a house as an indoor decoration came from Strasbourg in 1605. Use of Christmas trees as holiday decorations spread through Germany to the remainder of Europe, and then to America from immigrants and European soldiers.Learn more about Christmas
Christmas is a religious and cultural day meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Both Christians and non-Christians engage in this celebration because it has grown in popularity over the years as a time to make merry and to be with loved ones.Full Answer >
In modern times, a wreath is a symbol of everlasting life and growth that is commonly associated with the Christmas holiday season. Throughout history, however, the wreath has been used as a symbol with numerous other meanings.Full Answer >
As members of the Protestant Christian faith, many Baptists celebrate a traditional American Christmas by erecting a Christmas tree, exchanging gifts, attending special Christmas church services, and enjoying special meals and parties with family and friends. They may also attend special Christmas events or observances in their local area and decorate the outside of their homes.Full Answer >
Make Christmas cards by cutting out varying lengths of ribbon and sewing them in the shape of a Christmas tree onto a folded piece of card stock. This project takes only a few minutes and requires ribbon, paper or card stock, pinking shears and a sewing machine.Full Answer >