Yes, we're still Christmas-ing at The Old Parsonage. Bet your not surprised. I took all the ornies and beads off the tree tonight. But just couldn't bring myself to take off the lights. It just looks so pretty with the soft glow of the white lights warming the dark of night. The lights will have to come off soon though - the needles are getting crispy. I've left the wreaths on the windows and the greens that are in the urns and fern basket on the porch too. I'm hoping for more snow - I love to see the greens with snow on them. I'm just not in a hurry to put things away.
We were given a beautiful Christmas ornie this year from my cousin Roberta. I've never heard of the Christmas Forgiveness Nail. Have you?
The Christmas Nail is to be hung on a sturdy 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 known only to the home that hangs it. Understood only by the heart that knows it's significance. It is hung with the thought that the Christmas tree but foreshadows the Christ-tree which only He could decorate for us, ornamented with nails as this.
Isn't this a beautiful ornament? I love it and the meaning behind it! Have you ever heard or seen one of these before?