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December 25, 2019

Shepherds used crooks to bring lambs back into the fold. Candy canes remind us we are all our brother’s keeper.

Sheep wear bells so the shepherd can easily locate them. Bells remind us to locate those in need, and to bring them into the fold. Also, for centuries bells have been used to announce special events.

Stars are the most familiar Christmas symbol. They represent the star of Bethlehem, which guided the Wisemen to the Christ child. They remind us that we should diligently seek Him every day.

For centuries, the evergreen tree has been a common symbol of eternal life. It reminds us that because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we will all enjoy eternal life.

In many cultures the circle is a symbol of eternity, having no beginning and no end. The wreath combines evergreen boughs in a circle as a symbol of never ending love.

Candles are one of the most common symbols in the world. They represent different things to different cultures. At Christmas time, stars remind us of the star of Bethlehem.


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