Christmas Ornaments

Christmas. The word evokes so many memories. At times as parents we can feel overwhelmed with the to-do-lists, needs and wants of our families. It’s the time of the year while important can leave us feeling overwhelmed. And this where the tradition of of looking through Christmas ornaments can help refocus our attention.

Christmas Ornaments

As a young Mum I remember feeling this way, along with a burden towards my young children who were being taken in with the secular that surrounded us everywhere we went. That was until I attended a Mum’s talk on importance of Christmas traditions .

Dr. Dobson says: ‘The great value of traditions comes as they give a family a sense of identity, ‘belongingness’. All of us desperately need to feel that we’re not just a cluster of people living together in a house, but we’re a family that’s conscious of its uniqueness, its personality, character and heritage, and that our special relationships of love and companionship make us a unit with identity and personality.’

Traditions can be created on purpose or evolve over time, they create our family identity and teach our children something of the reality of God in our lives.  Special moments don’t just happen they are planned on purpose.  Consider creating links between generations so that our children understand the heritage that is theirs. One of the ways we do this can be through examining the Christmas ornaments each year.

Setting up the tree

I loved setting up the tree, so did a little research on color and its symbolism. We talk about what Christmas means to us with the children and specially how the symbols we have today can point us to Jesus. Here is a sample of things we talk about while placing the Christmas ornaments on our tree.

Christmas tree

  • Evergreen to symbolize the eternal life we have in Christ and God’s eternal love for us demonstrated in sending His Son.
  • Red to represent His blood shed for you and me. The price He paid.
  • Gold to represent His crown in glory as the Son of God.
  • Purple to represent His royal robe.
  • White to represent His purity.  The Lamb without blemish.
  • Star to represent the star over the manger leading the Wise Men.
  • Lights to represent stars in the heavens at the time of His birth or He is the light of the world.
  • Angels to represent the heavenly host who sang before the shepherds.
  • Silver to present His promises fulfilled.
  • Blue to present Creation In the beginning when He made the heavens and the earth.

This tradition is especially dear to me as I know no matter where my children go in the world each time they see any of these colours they will think of these things. 


Thank you to Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses for this article. You can connect with Chareen on social media here: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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