Thursday, December 11, 2008

only 14 more sleeps

Advent Calendar - December 11

Christmas Fact:
The earliest known Christmas tree ornaments were apples. Medieval actors used them to decorate the paradise tree, the central prop of the paradise play, a medieval European mystery play often performed on December 24th. The apples represented the temptation of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Later, unconsecrated communion wafers were added to the tree, representing the salvation offered to humankind by Jesus Christ.
Encyclopedia of Christmas, p. 439

Directions to make homemade Christmas ornaments here.

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