Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Traditions

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.

1 comment:

bspinner said...

Nice tradition! We don't have any special traditions but my sister has two.
On Christmas Eve their family gets together and passes around a candy pig and hammer. Everyone knocks off a piece of the pig and has to eat it. I don't know what the idea is about this but everyone seems to enjoy it.
The next one is finding the pickle hung on the Christmas tree. I think that one is for luck.