This year, I learned about the unique tradition of the Christmas Nail.
The Christmas Nail is a special ornament that is hung on the Christmas tree either by the head of the household or by the family together. It is hung near the trunk, on a sturdy branch, and in a location that is not visible to casual guests who stop by to admire a beautiful tree. It is hung with the thought that the Christmas tree foreshadows the Christ-tree, which only He could decorate for us, ornamented with nails like this. It reminds us that, from birth, Christ’s mission was to die for sinners. The nail hangs from a red ribbon, signifying His blood that flowed to save mankind.
It is a gentle reminder of the reason many of us celebrate at Christmas, and of the birth of the Savior.
Life is good!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place