Chrismon are Christmas decorations with Christian symbols on them. They were first made by Frances Kipps Spencer at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Virginia. She also thought of the word Chrismon which is a combination of Christ and Monogram (meaning symbol).
The simple symbols remind us of the story.
The ornaments remind of Grace and Goodness.
During Advent, our church decorates the sanctuary tree with white felt Chrismons. Other years we have attended a church in another state and that tree also had Chrismons, however, those were made out of beads & pipe cleaners.
I cross stitched several of these ornaments years ago. If I remember correctly, I have made this set three times to give away. As luck would have it, I did indeed make a set for our tree. Each has Biblical meaning. All of our ornaments were stitched with the same three colors of thread, same cloth and utilized the same small plastic frames.
We hang them every year on one of our trees. This year the tall, tall skinny tree in the kitchen is decorated with German straw ornaments, Chrismons, antique chocolate candy molds and cinnamon ornaments.
Once the Chrismons come out of the box, or I spy them on the church tree…………it finally feels like Christmas.
Here’s to that happy feeling we all get while unpacking and seeing our treasured decorations.
In this together, friends,