By Margaret Ikladious: Christmas Treasures (5)

Margaret Ikladious

Christmas Treasures (5):

 Written by Margaret Ikladious

Continuing the previous parts of the treasures of Christmas, today we will talk about some symbols.

Other Christmas celebrations around the world:


Christmas tree decorations (part one):

1+ star:

The star is placed in the houses at the top of the tree or decorated on the roof of the houses, which is the symbol.

Heavenly promise (God sent a Savior to the world) and as a sign of the birth of Christ and the light of Christ

The incarnate is also considered a symbol of the star that guided the Magi to Christ and led them and guided them to

 The place of Christ's birth symbolizes hope and hope for humanity.

2+ bells:

It symbolizes its use to find the lost sheep and represents guidance and return to God and a guide to God's care and care for us, as the bell will ring for each person to find his way to the Father and indicates until we are all dead in the eyes of God.

3+ pigeon:

It symbolizes humility and love, representing praise and a chant of love (love never fails).

4+ red socks

It symbolizes giving and love, as children used to fill socks with carrots to feed

Animals "Santa Claus," to come to their homes where he was sneaking (Santa Claus)

Through the fireplace hole so that children do not see the heater at night and put gifts in return.

And games and they are surprised in the morning, so they have more and more pleasure.

And he mentioned that Santa Claus used to put gifts for the poor in large socks.

No one sees him and leaves her, and goes.

5+ Snow:

It symbolizes the purity and purity that resides within the children, represented by the Child Jesus.

Snow globes and units are present in the form of crystals called snowflakes.

Infinitesimally small and almost impossible for anyone flake to match another like a fingerprint.

This is due to the different temperatures, humidity, and precipitation conditions.

6+ Christmas Tree Gifts:

Gifts hung in the tree or placed under it, as it is customary for people to give in Christmas gifts for some.

These customs were prevalent in the days of Roman celebrations, but the exchange of gifts in

 Christmas did not become a permanent custom Christmas until the seventeenth century.

All of them symbolize the Lord Christ, "God's gift to man."

It also symbolizes the gifts given by the Magi to the baby Jesus, and they were the first to give gifts. In the Christian era.

It is also a symbol of God who gives us the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit to follow his direction, Which: Wisdom, understanding, advocacy, knowledge, piety, constancy, and fear of God.

7 + Al-Fionka, Bambagh or Rabat:

It symbolizes bonding and is placed on gifts, and reminds us of the spirit of brotherhood and bonding.

And the bow tie or the bemba evolved many years ago to become an integral part of the world.

Fashion is like a tie, and its colors and sizes vary according to each outfit and the most famous of what is extended.

We have so far the Bibion, which is now used in elegant occasions and celebrations.

The bow has become present in the tree in the favorite colors of Christmas, such as gold.

 Silver, red and green are available in all sizes.

8+ crutches:

Represents the shepherd's staff who gathers the sheep, and the twisted and twisted hooked part was. It brings the lost sheep, as the spiral-colored ribbons symbolize the red color.

And green and the rest of the colors carefully and carefully wrapped around the crutch until we are well covered.

About the prodigal son to take care of him after his return.

The candy cane has been around for centuries, but it is not decorated with red stripes or bows.

It took a crutch shape until about 1900 and was sometimes distributed during church services.

To keep the children calm

There is one of the stories that is usually told about the origin of the crutch al-Hilti and tells the story:

By the 1800s, someone ( a candy maker) in Indiana wanted to express the meaning of Christmas. Through a token made of candy, he came up with the idea of ​​bending one of the candy canes.

white to take the shape of a cane candy and incorporate many symbols of Christ's love and sacrifice.

First, use a blank white peppermint candy cane in the cane stick.

Of the decorations where the white color symbolizes the purity and infallible nature of Jesus Christ.

Then he added three small red lines to symbolize the sufferings that Jesus incurred before three of his death on the cross representing the Holy Trinity and added a clear line representing the blood.

That Jesus shed for humanity

And when we look at the candy cane and its curved part at the top, it looks like a shepherd's stick.

Because Jesus Christ is the shepherd of humanity, and if we turn it upside down, it becomes

The letter "J" in Latin stands for the first letter in the name of Jesus "Jesus". .!!!!

This candy maker created this candy cane for Christmas to all remember.

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9+ Corona or wreath or garland:

It may have begun in Roman times when wreaths were hung over their doors as a sign of

Victory, honor, and their status..!!

Wealthy Roman women also wore headscarves on special occasions such as parties.

The wedding and to show that she was living a classy life..!!

It was also worn by Roman emperors and given the names of the winners of the original Olympic Games in Greece.

Placing a wreath at the house's front door at the start of Christmas is part of Celebration decorations and Christmas joy.

But in fact, this custom has been rooted for a long time. For several centuries ago, wreaths of flowers represented an endless cycle of life, symbolizing victory and honor and symbolizing the eternal nature of infinite love.

The Druids and Celts, as well as the Romans, used evergreen branches.

They are made in the form of wreaths in their celebrations of the occasion of the winter solstice.

And wreaths were used as early as 1444 AD for the first time as part of their decoration.

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In the sixteenth century in Germany, evergreen branches intertwined in circles.

To symbolize the love of the One Creator, the One, who has no limit or end and is the actual cause.

The actual birth of Christ symbolizes honor (Proverbs 12:4), victory (Lamentations 5:16), eternal life, and glory (1 Peter 5:4).

Christians believe that wreaths represent thorns worn by Jesus and red berries represent thorns.

The little boy represents the drops of his blood.

10+ candles:

Candles symbolize Christ, and one of his titles in the New Testament is "the light of the world."

It is used to appreciate the star and to teach us to be lit candles in the middle of the dark world.

It was replaced by light bars, colored bulbs, and industrial candles in the modern age.

The idea of ​​linking the Christmas tree with lights and candles goes back to the bush that Moses saw.

 While it was burning with fire in the wilderness, it did not burn. The bush symbolizes the Virgin Mary, who became pregnant. In her stomach were embers of the divinity of Christ, and she did not burn.

It is widely believed that the Protestant reformer Martin Luther was the first to add.

A candle is lit to a Christmas tree around 1525 AD; when the candle is lit.

On Christmas Day itself, to symbolize the arrival of Christ as "the light of the world."

Of course, great care was needed to prevent the candle from catching fire.

The tree dries up during the festive season.

For this reason, the branches above the candle had to be carefully cut back.

Candles are usually installed on holders with a thin foil plate to catch any wax.

Hot before it drips and causes problems..!!!

Candles were costly things at that time, so the candle was kept.

The tree has preserved the wealthiest German Protestants for many years.

It wasn't until the mid-1800s when cheap candles and great fortune to make a candle on the tree were a standard part of the holiday season for class families.

By the 1860s, it was common to have more than one candle.

With some trees or more lighted up on Christmas Day

 Then came the first use of electric lights instead of candles in 1882 as a part of a marketing campaign by the Edison Electric Light Company in New York. 

The cost of light bulbs meant that these fancy lights didn't even become famous—the 1930s when prices fell. 

In the twenty-first century, LED lights have replaced light bulbs on

Christmas trees…                                                                                   

11+ colored balls or apples:

At first, people decorated their tree with various ornaments, including red apples.

Apples have a deeply religious symbol, and in the ancient calendar of saints, Adam was celebrated.

And Eve on December 24th and symbolically as there was a tree covered with red apples.

They were perfect and symbolized the life that never dies and the paradise of Adam and Eve.

 And where is the tree of knowledge of good and evil!!

However, they stopped using natural apples after the harsh winter of 1858 when all the apple trees died, and they were replaced with colored balls, and with time, artificial apples were made.

 And spread with colored balls.

And glass artisans in (eastern France) had an excellent idea for creating glass balls.

Colorful to replace it, they excelled in forming colored balls of different sizes and colors. 

Since then, Germany and Eastern European countries have become specialists in decoration. Glass, molded metal, wax, or wood.

12+ Cotton:

It symbolizes the snow, and the artificial Cotton (snow) symbolizes purity and purity of souls. Christ brought holiness and righteousness along with abundance and abundance of fruits.

As for Cotton, it is the popular belief of the birth of Christ in the winter season.

Bethlehem is a mountainous area, and snowfall is a natural thing in it.


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