The word evokes a sense of expectation and desire… a longing… and the sometimes fearful risk of believing.
Used as a Christmas theme, Oh Holy Night provides the perfect opportunity to share the story of the first Christmas. When a child-king appeared in a noisy, crowded little town… and a young girl, surrounded by smelly animals and a really good man, gave birth to Hope.
You could interpret the theme with bright, sparkly stars and lots of glitz, but I much prefer something more simple… more realistic.
Theme elements to consider:
- Nativity sets and graphics
- Burlap, straw, hay, grapevine
- Wood candleholders
- Ornaments: stars, angels, “hope”, “peace”, “love”, “joy”
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)
Merry Christmas – with Hope always …
from My Place to yours.
This post is part of the Themes of Christmas series. Previously-posted themes are listed HERE in case you missed them. Sign up to get one more week of themes delivered directly to your inbox.