“Share with all God’s Children young and old, the True meaning of Christmas and some of the Symbols that are used to remember its Wonderful Truths”
Fir Tree or Christmas Tree
“Share with the Children that the pure green colour of the stately Fir tree called a Christmas Tree today, remains green all year round, depicting the everlasting Hope of mankind found in the Lord, all the needles point Heavenward, making it a symbol of man’s thoughts turning toward Heaven.”
“Share with the Children that the Star was the Heavenly sign of promises long ago.
God promised a Saviour for the World, and the Star was the sign of the fulfillment of His promise.”
“Share with the Children that the candle symbolizes that Jesus Christ is the Light of the world, and when we see His great Light we are reminded that it is He who takes the darkness away.”
“Share with the Children that the wreath symbolizes the real nature of Love.
Real Love never ceases… 1Corinthians 13
Love is one continuous round of Encouragement, Support, Understanding, Protection and genuine affection in words and deeds, this is God’s Love.”
“Share with the Children about the True St. Nicholas, who they know as (Santa Claus) was not just a fairy Story and even though for some Christmas giving is all about making money, but for us it symbolizes the generosity and good will we need to feel not only during the month of December but all year because we know that it is in giving that we receive.”
“Share with the Children that the holly plant represents the immortality that we find in Jesus Christ and represents the crown of thorns worn by our Saviour.
The red holly represents the blood shed by Him for our sins.”
“Share with the Children that God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and when we believe in Him we have life”
Thanks be to God for his Wonderful Gift.”
The Wise Men
“Share with the Children that the Wise men followed the Star and we need to do that too by following Jesus, and that when they saw Jesus the Holy Babe they bowed before Him and presented Him with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.
We need to always give and receive gifts in the Spirit of the Lord with Humility and Love.
The Poinsettia Flowers
Share with the Children the the Poinsettia that flowers in winter at Christmas time is known as the Birth flower, Christmas flower, Christmas Star and the flame leaf flower and in some Countries is also called the Easter flower. The shape of the Poinsettia flower and leaves are also for us a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem which led the Wise men to Jesus. The red colored leaves symbolize the blood of Christ, and the white leaves represent His purity.
“Share with the Children that the Beautiful Music we have without distortion is a Gift from God and combined with uplifting and Godly words it brings Joy to the heart of both God and man.
The Pine Cones
Share with the Children that Pine Cones which are both Male and Female are often used in Christmas Decorations and dusted with glitter, they Symbolize the wonder of Birth, both Men and Women are needed for Conception.
We remember although Jesus was conceived by The Holy Spirit, He still had the flesh of man, given through Mary, a woman chosen by God as a vessel for His Awesome Gift of Love found in Jesus.
God showed by this very act that woman are to be cherished and valued and although the Beauty of a woman comes from within, God adorns her in many gifts to help Men, and Woman do indeed sparkle when they are valued, appreciated and accepted as a Love Gift from God.
“Share with the Children that the Snowflake reminds us that even though we are many God created us all unique and there is a place in His heart that only we can fill, but we all have a part of uniting in Him because we became One by the Gift of His Son.
Share with the Children that to make a Snowman you need more than one unique Snowflake you need many and when they come together they form a whole Snowman.
The Body of Christ His real Church is made up of many but we do not stand alone we Unite in God’s Love to be whole.
Share with the Children that the Christmas Lights remind us that when Jesus came to earth He brought His Light into the darkness, which is His Truth and when we share His Truth we bring His Light to others, as we Shine and Sparkle in the Darkness.
Share with the Children that the Christmas Crackers are fun, when pulled apart with a crack we can enjoy a small Treasure inside, a crown to wear and a joke. They remind us that Christmas is a joyful Celebration of the Treasure we have received in Jesus, God’s greatest Love Gift and one that we Cherise and the crown reminds us of what we are to aim for, as Paul told us to do. Christmas is a fun time of togetherness that brightens our lives as we share from our hearts all year.
The Christmas Birds
Share with the Children the Christmas Birds sing a joyful Melody of Hope… Jesus has come to set us free not just for now but Eternally
The Candy Cane
Share with the Children that the Candy cane represents Jesus’ Shepherds’ crook. The crook on the staff helps to bring back strayed sheep to the flock.
Turned upside down it is the letter J which stands for Jesus the Great Shepherd.
There is a wonderful story about the Candy cane
you can share with the Children, I will Post it for you soon..
The Yule Log
“Share with the Children that although there are negative stories about the Yule Log, for us who believe it reminds us of God’s Protection and Care as we Trust in Him not just at Christmas but throughout the year, not letting the fire burn low or go out by becoming an ember that goes cold but giving continual thanks and praise to God from the heart with His passion and zeal.
Share with the Children that the Pomegranate fruit is often seen in decorations at Christmas, they have an abundance of seeds, which is a symbol of fruitfulness and New life and for us this is Spiritually through Jesus whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.
The Scriptures refer to Pomegranates in connection to the Tabernacle and they are often mentioned in the Song of Solomon.
“Share with the Children these balls represent the Colours of Christmas in varying shades and patterns…
Red is the colour of Salvation found only in Christ Jesus
Blue is the colour of Hope Eternal
Silver and Gold is the Treasure we have in Jesus God’s Son
Yellow is the bright Morning Star who fills our hearts
Purple is the Royalty that we have in unity with Christ Jesus
Green is the Heavenly hue that proclaims God’s Truth found in Creation which glorifies and worships the Creator.
Share with the Children that the Mistletoe is part of God’s Creation and all He made was good even if used wrongly.
For us it symbolizes Emotional and Physical Love, we all need hugs and kisses given in Love to show we care just as Jesus does, He draws us close in His arms and we are protected and comforted and He sends kisses in the beauty of His creation which whispers His words of Love to us.
“Share with the Children that when we ask Jesus to come into our hearts He fills us with His eternal food and His life-giving water, and together with all our Brothers and Sisters in the family of God we rejoice and give thanks as we Love and care for each other.”
The Gingerbread Man
“Share with the Children, the spices that bring to mind those mentioned in the Old Testament, make the Gingerbread Man the colour of earth and Adam was created from the dust of the earth and we were created by God and for God and untill we seek Him with all our heart, we do not have real eternal substance, we can we can crumble just like the Gingerbread Man.
Jesus came to show us the way to The Father and when we know Him we know The Father. Then we are spiced wonderfully with Eternal Love, Joy, Peace and Hope as we rest in Jesus.”
“Share with the Children that it was the Angels that Heralded in the glorious news of the Saviour’s birth… And as they sang ‘Glory to God in the highest, on earth Peace and Good will toward men a great light brightened the night and so today Jesus is our Light in the darkness.”
“Share with the Children that as the lost sheep are found by the sound of the bell, The Lord Jesus rings out a message of Hope as He brings us into the fold under His Love and protection. The bell symbolizes guidance and return.”
“Share with the Children that the Dove of Peace Heralds the wonderful Love, Hope, Peace and Joy that we have in the Lord.
Share with the Children that no matter what we use to symbolize Jesus Christ’s Birth or how we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas …It will always be what’s is in our heart that matters, and that Jesus’ Love is shared everyday of the year and everywhere.
Share with the Children that just has God planed every detail of Creation so He planned Jesus Birth, nothing was left to chance it was exactly how He wanted it and He recorded everything in the Scriptures for those who have eyes to see and the Light of Jesus to guide them.
On Christmas night when Jesus was born there was a great Celebration in Heaven and great was the news for all mankind… Emanuel God with us.
Let’s not stop giving thanks and rejoicing for God’s wondrous Love and Mercy which is never-ending
in Christ Jesus.
” So Remember to Share with the Children the True meaning of Christmas… which is to be Thankful for God’s wonderful gift of Love in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, and to accept his Gift and not leave it unopened, but to allow Jesus to fill our hearts with
“His Love, Joy, Peace and Hope”
Yes let’s put back The Christ in Christ- mas as we celebrate and give thanks for His Birth and also join together in Mass, as we remember He was Born and then died to save and set us free for Eternity.