Christmas & Easter Decoration – Cross & Dove
The cross has many shapes and forms through various Christian denominations and dates to around 300 CE, during the time of Constantine’s conversion (the fish symbol was used in earlier times). The cross holds a deep spiritual empowerment for those dedicated to the Christian faith and peaceful message of Jesus. The cross has a pure and protective quality that wards of negative energies. The even cross itself dates back to other ancient or primitive cultures – the two crossed lines can represent the four directions or the perfect balance. Since the time of Jesus the uneven or even cross represents the crucifixion of Jesus, who was said to die and rise again for humankind. The cross is a symbol of faith, love and dedication to Christians throughout the world. Great for all Christian celebrations!
The Christmas tree has a long history that is both Pagan and Christian. With its cultural foundations in Norse pagan nature worship – branches or trees were bought inside homes and decorated with candles, apples and other shiny objects. Evergreen trees were believed to have special power to ward off dark magic because they kept their leaves in winter. The Germanic people placed wreaths and branches at doors and windows for protection against malevolent spirits. During the conversions many European pagan traditions were accepted into Christianity. St Boniface cut down an Oak tree (the tree of Odin) and convinced the northern people that the Yule Tree (Fir/Pine tree) was the tree of Christ. With the marriage of Princess Victoria to her cousin, Prince Albert of Germany (1848), the custom of the Christmas tree came to England and was celebrated in Windsor Palace from that time on. The creative Victorians loved the Christmas tree with all its special Christian beliefs; nativity stories and gift giving, they added many more decorations. The Christmas tree and its historical decorations (apples and candles) now came to represent the Tree of Knowledge in the Gardened of Eden. Today the Christmas tree can be found in homes across the world with beautifully crafted decorations that hold special meanings.
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