First Baptist Church Pine Bluff
Monday, December 10, 2018
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Chrismons are Christmas decorations with Christian symbols on them. They help Christians to remember that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus' birthday. They are often used on Christmas Trees in Churches and Christians homes.
The Chrismon Tree was first introduced in 1957 by Frances Kipps Spencer at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Virginia. She also thought of the word, Chrismon, which is a combination of Christ and monogram (meaning symbol). The idea quickly spread to other churches.
Chrismons are traditionally colored white and gold. White is the liturgical color for Christmas and symbolizes that Jesus was pure and perfect. Gold symbolizes His Majesty and Glory. Chrismons can be made from nearly anything, but paper and embroidered ones are the most widely used.
The evergreen tree, which symbolizes the eternal life which Jesus Christ won for us, is a background for tiny white lights and Chrismons. The lights represent Jesus as the Light of the World.
Click here for the description of some of the symbols that are common Chrismons and what they represent to Christians.