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The Tradition of Chrismons

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas?

I wanted to show y'all a beautiful example of a more modern tradition called the Chrismon Tree.

The first Chrismon Tree was created by a woman named Frances Spencer for her Lutheran church in 1957. Chrismons mean "Christ monograms" and are ornaments of symbols that signify Christ. The ornaments are gold and white and are often hung on a Christmas tree in the church. The symbols for Christ include stars, crosses, fish, crowns, and the alpha and omega. The symbols remind us of Christ's identity and His story. They can be made from paper or metal but most of them are made from needlepoint.

Chrismon Trees are lovely and are a wonderful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas which, of course, is the birth of Jesus Christ, Our Savior!

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