Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oh, Christmas Tree!



Nothing ushers in the Christmas season more than putting up the family Christmas tree.  My mind seems to turn more towards Christ this time of year and it is my goal to make that the case with out whole household.  Yes, we are doing the Elf this year and yes we "believe" in Santa clause.  But, most of all we BELIEVE in God and his only son Jesus.

I hope that this Christmas season will be filled with the hope and peace that only Christ can give.







Here is a little history about the Christmas tree that I found online tonight:


 About the year 1500, Martin Luther, inspired by a snow covered fir tree, brought a small tree indoors and decorated it with candles in honor of Christ’s birth. By the 18th century, the custom of decorating a Christmas tree was well established in France, Germany, and Austria. Thus, the Christmas tree represents the original Tree of Paradise, the burning bush which spoke to Moses, the branch of Jesse from which Jesus was born, the life-giving tree of the cross of Christ, and the tree which St. John the Apostle saw in the Book of Revelations whose leaves have medicine for the people and which yields fruit each month for the healing of the nations. Because it is green year-round, the evergreen tree represents hope. Its needles and its narrow crest point upward, turning our thoughts to heaven. Because the tree is cut down and then erected again, it is a symbol of Christ’s resurrection. 

****Found HERE****




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12 comments:

  1. Those pictures are just to cute for words .a truly amazing family

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  2. I like the pictures of all the kids but the one of Lucy by herself brought a big smile to my face. Lucy looks she has a little sass in that picture as well as look at me! I love it! I don't know if she was a wee bit sassy before she became sick but I think it's great! Go Lucy Go!

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  3. Your children look great! It is nice to see Jack is feeling better.


    Blessings,

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  4. Your tree looks professionally decorated! So beautiful. But the real stars are those three fantastic children. I saw an adorable photo of the elf swimming in a sink full of mini marshmallows....with powdered doughnut holes for the children nearby! What fun!

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  5. I'm so happy to see Jack and Lucy home and smiling! That is a perfect picture. Love the picture of Jack looking up to the top of the tree.

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  6. So happy to see all three of your darlings are home and healthy, Love the photos of the tree & the 3 shining stars surrounding it. Good thoughts, good health and love to all from a very chilly snow's coming Massachusetts !

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  7. Beautiful tree, and a gorgeous family. Seeing Lucy smile warms my heart. Ella and Jack look wonderful too! Have a blessed Christmas season.

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  8. I love these pictures. What a year you have had. I looked back on your pictures from Last November and I love that your dad was holding Jack up to put an ornament on the tree and your husband was doing the same this year in the photos :) Smiling children and a home full of HOPE. Your family reminds me what Christmas is all about.

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  9. Your tree is beautiful! And your kids look like they had so much fun :)
    God bless,
    Michelle

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  10. Kate - Thank you for sharing the Christian meaning behind the Christmas decorations. Praying for you and your family to have a beautiful and blessed Christmas season. As a single mother who has an Angel baby as well as another special baby - asking your blog followers to keep us in mind this seasonal. As you are all busy with family - this can be a lonely time for us.

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  11. Where did you get the awesome ribbon? I love polka dots!!!!!!

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  12. love the picture and the history behind the Christmas tree!

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