The Christmas Tree is a symbol of Christmas. There are lessons we can
learn from the Christmas Tree to teach our children and ourselves that we all
have a special place and purpose. You can find Christmas trees in all shapes,
sizes, and even colors these days. There are tall ones, shorts ones, wide and
full, thin and slim. Some real and some artificial, but all the same the
Christmas Tree is a symbol of Christmas.
The ornaments on the tree are often memories of years passed, many
handmade, some fancy. No matter what they look like they hold a lesson for all
of us. Each ornament is special, especially if it is hand made. Many hold a
memory of a special person, place, or time. The ornaments bring beauty to the
tree, just like each of us brings beauty to our family and others.
The lights, either white or multicolored are what helps make it special.
There is something about turning on the tree lights that make it beautiful.
Sitting in the room with only the tree lights on is a favorite for many. They
can bring a warm, happy, peaceful feeling. The lights make the tree shine and
twinkle. A lesson we can learn from the Christmas lights is to remember to
stand out, let your light shine. Teach your children not to be afraid to be
The star, it tops the tree, makes it complete. The star can remind us
that even if we lose our way or get off our path there is a way back. It is a
symbol of faith and hope.
The presents, the gifts we place under the tree are the part of
ourselves we give to others. The gifts are beautifully wrapped in fancy paper
and bows. The gifts in those boxes symbolize our own unique gifts and talents.
The things we are good at, and the ways we give to others. Often, the gift
inside the box took time to find and prepare. Teaching our children that we all
have gifts, things that are unique to us that we give to those we love.
This Christmas as you admire your tree remember that every tree tells
a story. A story that is special and changes over time. Our own story is unique
like the Christmas tree, full of beauty, lights, and a star to remind us of our
way. Enjoy the beauty of the Christmas tree and let it remind us of the many
lessons we can learn at Christmas