Much of our Christmas decorating has symbolic meaning. Some sources say the gift bow symbolizes Christian commitment, bound to everlasting goodwill. The Candy Cane is symbolic of the Good Shepherd’s crook. The wreath is a symbol of God’s eternal Love. Whether or not these meanings are universally accepted, there is something to say about Good Will among all people, the Good Shepherd using his staff to rescue a lamb, and God’s eternal Love for all of us.
Every year for as long as I can remember I have put fresh wreaths with red bows on all windows on the front of the house including the front door. I always buy a bigger wreath for the front door and add some extra trimming to the front door. Bob puts out spotlights and we light them at night. These look pretty both during the day and night. I have tried to get a picture of both but I have failed to capture the look I’m afraid.
I added the skates and black and white bow mixed with the red.
Two of these on my back fence.
A galvanized bucket full of greenery and berries on my back porch.
Touches here and there…..
This is still a work in progress but part of the joy is adding fresh greenery and a bow to everything. As I do this, I like to contemplate Good Will among all people, the Good Shepherd, and God’s Eternal Love.
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