22nd December 2017
- the orange represents the world
- the candle represents Jesus, the Light of the World
- the red ribbon is the blood and love of Jesus
- the 4 cocktail sticks with dried fruit and sweets are for the 4 seasons, the fruits of the earth and God's good gifts
Cram – at Christmas time there is such a lot to do and we try to cram a lot into the time we have – we need to keep reminding ourselves about the true meaning of Christmas
Charm – there are such a lot of cosy, family traditions linked to this time of year – it is lovely to spend time with family.
Smart – at Christmas we might get new clothes to wear and it is a time for dressing up and going to Christmas parties.
Crash – Christmas is also a time when we can take time to relax and sit still for a while – to recharge our batteries.
Hits – a time for listening to see who is the Christmas number 1 and listening to our favourite Christmas songs.
Trim – or trimmings – decorating our houses and all the extras that make the Christmas meal so delicious.
Charts – not the Christmas song that makes it to number 1 but the charts that were studied by the 3 Kings who travel from the east to find Baby Jesus in the stable.
Star – the star that led the kings to Bethlehem.
Him – the real meaning of Christmas – baby Jesus, lying in a manger.