Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christian Symbolism for Christmas

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Thought I would share a few fun and interesting thoughts on Christian Symbolism for Christmas!
I have always been interested in tidbits like these and perhaps you may be too!

You all know the ever popular song The Twelve Days of Christmas... but are you aware of the symbolism of the song relating to Christ and Religion?

1. True love refers to God's Love.
2. Turtle Doves refer to the Old and New Testiments of the Bible.
3. French Hens refer to the Virtues - Faith, Hope & Love.
4. Calling Birds refer to the 4 Evangelists or the 4 Gospels.
5. Golden Rings refer to the first 5 books of the Gospel- The history of man's fall from Grace.
6. Geese a Laying refers to the 6 days of creation.
7. Swans a Swimming refers to the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit, the 7 Sacrements.
8. Maids of Milking refers to the 8 beatitudes.
9. Ladies Dancing refers to the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit.
10. Lords a Leaping refers to the 10 Commandments.
11. Pipers Piping refers to the 11 Apostles.
12.  Drummers Drumming refers to the 12 points of doctrine in the Apostles Creed



The Symbolic Meaning of the Candy Cane

White if for purity - The Virgin birth and the purity of life.

Red represents Christ's blood and sacrifice.

The hardness of the candy represents the church founded on solid rock and the promise of God.

The curve or crook of the candy represents a shephards hook or the "J" in Jesus.

And since I have gotten the post for today for the Blogshare,  here is our guest blogger for the 22nd day of Christmas!

Christmas is just right around the corner and normally the last thing that everyone is shopping for are those small gifts and stocking stuffers. All those little things you kept saying to yourself that you'd pick up later..... Well 'later' is NOW!

Here is a great list of OVER 100 small and inexpensive gift ideas! I don't know about you, but I hate filling stockings and buying small 'filler' presents only to be throwing away those things within weeks, because they were junk!


This year I've decided that instead of wasting money, I'm buying things that are either needed, useful or consumable!



Another great idea for coworkers, friends or family is to group some of these items together for a "theme basket". I tried to group the items together as best I could! Here are a few suggestions... Baking, coffee, makeup, nails, art, golf, spa, electronics, car care, etc.

Also, considering that most of these items are $5.00 or less this would be a wonderful way to bless a family in need! We will be filling a stocking to send to our World Vision child, but you could also drop off with a charity, a church or a specific family that you know! What a wonderful blessing to someone you could be! And what a lesson it would be for your children!

Wishing you and your's a very Merry and Blessed Christmas Day! May all your hopes and dreams come true!
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1 comment:

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Wow! I never really took the time to find out what the lyrics and candy cane meant. Thanks for sharing!

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

~Angela
The Not So Functional Housewife

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