Regardless of the decoration you’ve selected, you’ll want to add a little flair by picking a design to highlight. Many times, this is in the form of a famous holiday figure or motif. Look for wreaths that feature these designs, ornaments, or even ribbon printed with one of these favorite icons. Traditional Christmas decoration motifs include:
- Gingerbread house with gingerbread men
- Candy canes
- Nativity scene
We all put up Christmas decorations and decorate the tree during the holiday season, but have you ever stopped to wonder about the symbolism and deeper meaning behind it all? Here is what different Christmas tree decorations symbolize: The History Behind Decorating a Christmas Tree Legend has it that, in the 8th Century, St. Boniface traveled to northern Germany to convert pagan Frankish tribes to Christianity.
It is said that the saint used the triangular shape of a fir tree to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity, which is the Christian concept of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is a single, unified entity. Nevertheless, there’s little factual evidence to support this. We know that, in the past, people used to decorate trees that lost their leaves during winter. They believed that spirits abandoned them, so they decorated the trees to attract the souls back, thus continuing to give them life. That’s how the tradition of Christmas trees we know and love today was born.
More about it you can read in: The Symbolism of Christmas Tree Decorations