Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chrismon Tree

Hello, Dear Ones. I'm running behind on my home Christmas decorating but wanted to share with you a beautifully decorated tree at my church. This tree is called a Chrismon Tree.

Isn't it lovely? The decorations are all cut from paper using the olden craft of Scherenschnitte which is German and means Scissor cuts. A lady from my church made all of these beautiful decorations and shared them with us this year. I have seen these decorations in embroidery or needlepoint also.

I'm sure a lot of you have seen these decorations before but for those of you who aren't familiar with them, I'll tell you a little story and you know how I love to tell little stories.

The practice of Chrismon decorations began around the 1940s. The word "Chrismon" is a combination of two words - Christ and monogram. So Chrismon decorations are symbols or monograms about Jesus our Savior and the true meaning of Christmas.

Aren't these decorations beautiful? Some are really small and my friend cut each little piece using very small, very sharp scissors. She said she would tell those of us who want to learn how to do this. I'm raising my most dainty hand! I would love to be able to do this, wouldn't you?


There are some beautiful scriptures printed out from the computer and added to the tree.

How do you like the tree skirt? It's a bunch of magnolia leaves. I love it, do you? I forgot to mention, along with the bow as the topper of the tree is a crown of thorns.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my church's Chrismon Tree and will keep Jesus Christ in the center of your Christmas this year. I love you all so much and appreciate your visits and comments.

You are all a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Mary, Did You Know

Mary did you know
that your baby boy will one day walk on water?

Mary did you know
that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?

Did you know
that your baby boy has come to make you new?

This child that you've delivered,
will soon deliver you.


Mary did you know
that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?

Mary did you know
that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?

Did you know
that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?

And when you kiss your little baby,
you have kissed the face of God.


The blind will see, the deaf will hear
and the dead will live again.

The lame will leap, the dumb will speak,
the praises of the lamb.


Mary did you know
that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?

Mary did you know
that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?

Did you know
that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?

This sleeping child you're holding
Is the Great I Am
~ sung by Mark Lowrey