Some bloggers have written about the Christmas tradition they share with their families and I though it would be great to share one of ours with you. At our house one tradition is the hanging of the Christmas Nail. The nail itself is 8" long, when I purchased the nail 10 years ago it came with a poem:
This is the Christmas Nail. It is to be hung on a sturdy branch, a branch near the trunk, a branch that will hold such a spike without being noticed by well-wishers dropping by to admire one's tinseled tree. The nail is know only to the home that hangs it. Understood only by the heart that knows its significance. It is hung with the thought: The Christmas tree but foreshadows the Christ tree which only He could decorate for us, with nails such as this.
Although the poem is poignant to our family it is the True Meaning of Christmas.