Advent Day 21: Blooms in Winter

It came a flowret bright
Amid the cold of winter

Like many religions, Christianity has adapted ancient traditions that celebrate the plants and trees of wintertime. Many Christmas carols and legends draw comparisons between Jesus' birth and flowers or evergreens that flourish in the cold.

Devotional: Wreaths and Thorns
Explore the joy and solemnity of giving birth to a child who would be a sacrifice for the world. By Kathleen Norris

Activity: Make a Chrismon Tree
How to make a tree with ornaments that symbolize Christ,
not Hallmark themes.

Quiz: Religious Legends About Trees and Plants
Holly, mistletoe, poinsettia--what do they have to do with Christmas? Here's how Christians have made these plants their own.
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