It’s a special day in our house as we’ll be getting ready for our Christmas Eve candlelight services at Church tonight. It’s one of our favourite services all year as we celebrate Emmanuel - God with us.
Then later we’ll be opening presents with my family. We’re a Christmas Eve family, which my kids love :) Then on Christmas Day we will have another gathering with my family and we’ll be cooking a nice big meal. So much to be grateful for in such a special season.
Here is my Christmas Blessing for each of you. That no matter what your circumstances you experience what it means God reaches out to each of you, as so evident in the birth of Jesus.
I thought I’d create a Christmas design as my wish for each of you. May your days be Merry and Bright throughout these weeks. Created with the lovely Power Poppy Poinsettia Set.
Did you know this legend of the Poinsettia? (from wikipedia)
The plant’s association with Christmas began in 16th-century Mexico, where legend tells of a girl, commonly called Pepita or Maria, who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus’ birthday and was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the Church altar. Crimson blossoms sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias. From the 17th century, Fransiscan friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations. The star shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, and the red colour represents the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Jesus.
I distressed the main image after I coloured it up with Copics using some Wild Wasabi ink. Accents include sparkly ribbon, velvet ribbon, and embossed pennant and an iridescent glimmery circle.
Below are the Copics I used.
Blessings to each of you this Christmas friends!