Evergreens and circles are symbolic of God’s eternal life; never dying and without end. The tradition of the Christmas tree is from St. Boniface who once burned an oak tree the locals were worshiping as a pagan god and pointed to a fir tree proclaiming it a symbol of the Christ-child because of it’s ever-green needles and how its shape points to heaven.
The shape of poinsettias remind us of the star of Bethlehem and that the red ones are to remind us of Christ’s Passion and the white ones His purity. And there is a lovely tradition that they became a Christmas flower because a poor girl wanted to gift the Baby Jesus a gift but all she could get were weeds. But when she placed them on the altar, they transformed into the poinsettia much to the surprise of the parishioners who were present.
Every time you look at this wreath, remember the symbols and pray the prayer in your heart – make it a personal prayer to God this Advent – “Come o come Emmanuel. Come God with us. Come into our lives today.” It could transform your whole Advent. Are you ready to go deeper this year?
Beautiful 8″x10″5″x7″, 4″x6″, or mini 2.5″x3.5″ Giclée print. The quality of the print is so high that is almost indistinguishable from the original watercolor painting.
Printed on high quality 100% cotton paper on a 10-ink pigment based inkjet printer, this print is of archival quality and as such will not fade or deteriorate even 100 years later.
Shipped in a rigid cardboard mailer with cardboard backing. Sealed in a plastic sleeve.