Christmas is a very traditional holiday and has been celebrated since the year 336 when Rome had its first Christian emperor (Constantine). Now we celebrate it every year on December 25. One way that we show our love for the season and carry on this age-old tradition is through decorating our homes.
Clint Cook in Jackson Wyoming and a property management company in Idaho Falls put together this list of timeless Christmas decorations that will never go out of style.
We often see wreaths over evergreen branches hung up on front doors. They will typically have pinecones, holly, or ornaments woven into them for a more Christmassy feel.
The evergreen branches and circular nature of the wreath represent eternity and everlasting life.
The tradition of Christmas trees was started in the 16th century in Germany when Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. This centuries-old tradition is not likely to come to an end anytime soon.
Bells are another decoration that have been used to for Christmas for centuries. They started as a Christian tradition because bells were common in the churches, but they are now a common tradition that anyone can adorn their home with.
Because we need to have something to put on our Christmas tree. Sometimes we even see these decorative spheres hung along stairways and with Christmas lights outside.
Christmas lights is another tradition that we have held for centuries, however they started as candles, and have evolved into the Christmas lights we know today with the invention of the light bulb.
This tradition began in a European country where children would place one of their everyday socks out for St. Nicholas to bring them a gift. Now we have larger Christmas stockings that have become a tradition to fill, and it’s one that will last many more years.
The nativity is the biggest symbol of Christmas, as Christians celebrate it. It displays Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus Christ. It is often depicted with animals, three wisemen and three shepherds. This timeless decoration is a symbol of hope and charity.
December 2, 2017