10 Traditional Christmas Decors and Their Meanings

When it’s Christmas time, decorations are everywhere we look.

And I mean EVERYWHERE. 

But, are you aware of what they mean?

No?

Don’t worry. We’ve made you a list of Christmas decors and their meaning to help you figure it all out.

1. Star

What do you usually see at the tip of the Christmas Tree?

You’re right, nothing else but a big star.

But do you know what it means?

The Christmas star represents the first star of Bethlehem that was shining the night when Jesus was born. 

Also, it symbolizes the light of hope from Christ shining mankind.

2. Candy Cane

This isn’t any normal candy cane. 

This striped sugary treat symbolizes the shepherd’s crook which was used to bring back lost lambs back into their pack. Just like Jesus’ birth which we celebrate during the Christmas season, he is also the savior that guides us back into our pack when we lose ourselves.

The white color on the candy cane also symbolizes the purity of Jesus while the color red symbolizes the blood he shared for us.

3. Candles

The candles that are lit up during Christmas season symbolizes and reminds us how Jesus is the light of our world and that he should be the one we follow in the darkness.

red lit candles with a dry cone

4. Santa Claus

Who could ever forget this bearded man wearing red who takes on adventures just to bring a smile to the faces of good children through presents?

But, did you know that Santa Claus is way beyond just taking note who’s naughty or nice?

St. Nicholas went from home to home giving gifts and celebrating the savior by showing love as he did. 

5. Wreath

Do you know what the green wreath hanging by your door means?

The circular shape of the wreath means the never-ending love of God- it has begun and has no end.

The color green of the wreath also symbolizes eternal life.

wreath of leaves, red and white balls and ornaments

6. Holly

This plant represents immortality. Its red berries symbolize the blood that Jesus Christ has shed to save us from our sins.

green leaves with small red cherry-like fruit

7. Gifts

The gifts we give during Christmas are mean for more than just giving our friends and family the things they want.

These gifts symbolize how Jesus is God’s greatest gift to mankind since he was the one who shed blood to save us from our sins.

Also, these gifts symbolize how Christmas is a season of giving.

a hand wrapping a gift with a red ribbon

8. Evergreen Trees

These evergreen trees remind us of the everlasting hope and eternal life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

tall green trees

9. Bells

Sleigh Bells ring, are you listening?

You definitely should. Because these bells symbolize the call to the lost sheep so they can go back to their pack in the olden days.

In today’s time, it means being called by Jesus for a higher purpose, especially that it’s Christmas time.

two silver bells with a series of lights

10. Angels

Angels were the ones who proclaimed the news of the Saviour’s birth while singing Glory to God in the highest.

Now that you know the meaning of these Christmas decorations, it goes to show how they have much of a higher purpose other than just reminding us it’s already Christmas time.

white angel sculpture and red color ornaments

How about you? 

What are your favorite Christmas decors? 

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