Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hanging of the greens...

I have heard this expression many times, and never realized what it meant until recently.  It's usually a church service that includes everyone of all ages, and you decorate the church the first Sunday of Advent,  using evergreens that symbolize everlasting life, holly that symbolizes the death of Jesus on the Cross and Ivy that symbolizes his resurrection.  What a lovely way to begin the Christmas season with a reinforcement of our belief along with the anticipation of celebrating the birth of Jesus.  I LOVE Christmas for this reason, to celebrate the gift we were given and the hope of salvation and the promise of eternal life for those who believe.



So, with that in mind, we decorated our house.  Just a few pictures here, as people have been hinting they wanted to see our decorations.  I don't have any updated stitching pictures, with the craziness at work, the bustle of shopping and parties and church services I have lost my mojo, but hope to have it back soon as I still have Christmas gifts to stitch!  Enjoy the greenery!

10 comments:

ROSELLA 69 said...

Tutto bellissimo,addobbi e gatto compreso,brava si respira gia il natale,ciao.

Patty C. said...

Lovely decorations ;)

Gillie said...

Thanks for putting the tree here, mum, maybe I can get away from that demented house cleaner that showed up last week! xxx

And This Little Pig said...

Beautiful tree DJ, love your village ornaments. Mojo will come back, can't picture you without a needle in hand :@
LiBBiE in Oz

Sarah said...

Love the pussycat under the tree and the tree decorations look wonderful.

Mouse said...

ooo tree looks fab :) love your collection of houses too .. and Thomas well he was keeping an eye out for santapaws ...lol sending some MOJO over for you ;) love mouse xxxx

country stitcher said...

Your Tree and decorations look great! I also idn't know what it meant by Hanging of The Greens. Thanks for sharing this information.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Your Christmas tree and ornaments are gorgeous. I am looking forward to folloiwng your blog.

Lizzy Pizzy said...

I believe, and I think your kitty does too :)
What a gorgeous Chrissy display and thanks for sharing pics of your home - it looks really clean. Blessings
Liz x

sewsamplers said...

Thanks for sharing the meaning of the hanging of the greens. I especially love the much needed reminder of what we are celebrating. I need to take time to worship Him, our Lord and Savior.