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First, before we start crafting, a little background:
The Chrismon tree is a variation of the standard decorated Christmas tree.
~~~~~A visit to the website of the church where Chrismons originated in 1959 will reveal a beautiful Chrismon tree, as well as a history of Chrismons. (Click on the link and scroll down a bit.)
A Chrismon is a “Christ monogram”, or symbol of Christ.
Chrismon trees are evergreen, for everlasting life. The ornaments are generally white, for peace and purity, with gold trim to represent Christ, our King.
We made our Chrismons this year using foam sheets, Sparkle Mod Podge, glitter glue (gold and some silver), and metallic plastic canvas cord.
We cut the templates out, turned them upside down on a piece of foam, and traced around them. We then carefully cut the symbols out the foam.
We painted the foam symbols with the Sparkle Mod Podge. Once they were dry, we decorated them with glitter glue.
Using a large needle and the metallic plastic canvas cord, we made hangers.
In the coming days, we will be featuring our ornaments, along with brief descriptions of each ancient Christian symbol’s history and meaning.
For part two of the Chrismons series click here.
Linked with The Ten O'Clock Scholar Nativity Carnival.