The Christmas Season can be a time of simple beauty. This may take the form of a Christmas tree, whether a simple down-home one or a very fancy professional tree; each has a beauty all its own.
The decorations that we put in our homes, according to our individual tastes and budgets will add a festive beauty to our living rooms and throughout the entire house if we wish…
The stockings hung for the little ones, the wreath on the door or the manager scenes; all have their particular joy.
I like to play tricks with light by putting shiny things of different colors where they will reflect and provide a focal point.
Most of all, I like greenery with contrasting colors in it… we put out a lot of that… it’s easy on the budget.
We enjoy candle light added in too…
…and you really can’t have a Victorian house at Christmas time without an old-fashioned St. Nick, even though he’s not the reason for the season, as they say… and this brings me to my favorite decoration:
This is why we have a Christmas Season: The birth of Jesus Christ.
This particular set is made of carved olive wood that I got in Bethlehem. I lugged it all the way home in a big old suitcase; it even got me pulled out of line for special security screening when we crossed the border from Israel into Egypt… but I got it through!
It seems fitting that we should decorate our homes with festive things in this season, it keeps us mindful of how blessed we are because Jesus came into this world to bring salvation to mankind.