Using Symbolism to Teach My Children the True Meaning of Christmas

“After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Matt.2:9-11 NIV

Real or artificial? The great Christmas tree debate is alive and well every year, but for my family it simply must be a real tree.

Every year we would brave the cold and snow to go pick out a Christmas tree. It was always a big production to bring it home, saw off the end, stand it up straight in the base.

“A little to the left! No, now right… hmm, try turning it around 180 degrees,” my mother would say, as my father muttered on his hands and knees, getting poked with branches and pine needles…


CLICK HERE to read the rest at Keeper of the Home.

I was totally excited to be asked to guest post for Stephanie today. I’ve been reading KOTH for a long time now. I think her and Simple Mom were the two blogs I started reading first, way back in 2008!

Please do click through and leave some love over there. I’d love to hear your thoughts on symbolism in Christmas!



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