Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Making Chrismons at Providence Baptist Church

 "Take the wire and crisscross through the crystal bead then add a gold bead..."  What do you know about making Chrismons?  The ladies at Providence Baptist Church gathered Saturday to learn how to do this beautiful art.  Chrismons are ornaments that are monograms of Christ and hung on Christmas trees to help keep us focused on the real meaning of Christmas.

Thanks to Rufty's Chrismon Shop in Salisbury and Carol Danforth of Knollwood Baptist in Winston Salem I learned how to make a few of the easy patterns.  (I originally learned about Chrismons 22 years ago while at College Park Baptist Church, our sending church.)  The ladies made an eternal wreath representing Christ's never ending love and an angel who heralded the news of Christ birth. 
The ladies were so enthusiastic we made extras to decorate the sanctuary tree.  It was a fun day and we're already making plans to do Chrismons in the spring.

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