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The Christ Cross

Post  mpp5002 on Tue 30 Oct 2007, 5:40 pm

So here's a question... would you put a bright cross on your lawn?

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Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated by almost all Americans. The
celebration of the birth of baby Jesus draws many to their local
churches for a special candle light service - whether they’re regular
attenders or not. It’s hard to imagine not hearing Christmas music on
the several stations playing 24 hours a day.



Most of us start the celebration by dusting off those boxes in our
attics or garages filled with Christmas ornaments and decorations. Some
passed down as family heirlooms and cherished family treasures.



We follow closely held family traditions - some by putting up the
Christmas tree and decorations early - just after Thanksgiving, while
others wait until Christmas eve to find that last, perfect tree and
decorating it long into the evening.



Whatever your tradition, in more and more cases it includes Christmas
lawn ornaments designed to dress up the outside of our homes to show
our holiday cheer. Outdoor lawn ornaments used to be primarily
Christmas lights and light strands hung along roof lines, around doors
and windows and maybe on some outdoor trees or shrubs. In recent years
however, the advent of simple to elaborate Christmas lawn ornaments
consisting of everything from santa clause, reindeer, sleighs, trees
and gift boxes to light poles, and helicopters!



Not only does the current crop of Christmas lawn ornaments include
these items in a variety of sizes and shapes, they come with a variety
of lighting options from traditional white, to red, green, blue -
flashing, strobing and pulsing for all to see.



Some of the newer Christmas lawn ornaments include blow up items which
include twelve feet tall snowmen and eight feet diameter snow globes
with actual moving scenes inside.



Truly, Christmas lawn ornaments have become more elaborate,
sophisticated and expensive (some topping the $500 mark) and many would
say obnoxious as they grow in size and litter the Christmas holiday
landscape.



While Christmas lawn ornaments of all shapes and styles are - I
believe, designed to enhance out holiday cheer, most current offerings
are missing the point. Christmas isn’t about santa clause, reindeer,
snowmen and snow globes. It’s about the birth of Jesus Christ. It would
seem therefore that a more fitting Christmas lawn ornament would be a
Christmas Cross or some form of a Cross lawn ornament that more truly
represents the Christ in Christmas we’re really celebrating.

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Article Taken From http://www.thechristcross.com (The Christmas Cross Creator!)

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Post  dove on Tue 30 Oct 2007, 7:13 pm

The idea in the article in reference to over spending at Christmas time is good, however, the idea to represent a Cross on Christmas, to me is not relevant.

Christmas is the time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and not His suffering, shedding of blood, death on the cross and His resurrection.

However, the slogan of removing Santa Claus is really confusing, I do not know why people want to remove Santa Claus from Christmas.

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Post  thirsty on Tue 30 Oct 2007, 7:16 pm

I liked the concept of the article. But I think there should be a difference in Easter and Christmas. I enjoyed the reading the article.

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Post  jari on Tue 30 Oct 2007, 7:20 pm

Thank you for sharing the article here, I liked the article and idea presented in the article. It is really interesting and I agree that we forget about Christmas and Christmas spirit. We must remember that Jesus Christ's birth is the begining of giving and sharing.

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