The Wonderful Symbols of Christmas…..

I would like to Share with you again this Christmas some of the Symbols  that are used to remember it’s wonderful Truths. I received some of these Symbols in an e-mail  about 4 years ago and have discovered more each year since and have now included them too, it’s amazing just how many there is.

The most memorable of these is the Nativity, Jesus Christ Born in a Stable, Immanuel, meaning God with us.



The Fir Tree

Christmas Tree

The pure green colour of the stately Fir tree called a Christmas Tree today, remains green all year round, depicting the everlasting Hope of mankind found in the Lord, all the needles point Heavenward, making it a symbol of man’s thoughts turning towards Heaven.”Ws 3

The Star


The Star was the Heavenly sign of promises long ago. God promised a Saviour for the World, and the Star was the sign of the fulfillment of His promise.

The CandleWs 3Candle

The candle symbolizes that Jesus Christ is the Light of the world, and when we see His great Light we are reminded that it is He who takes the darkness away.”Ws 3The Wreath

Christmas light

Ws 3The wreath symbolizes the real nature of Love. WtReal Love never ceases… 1Corinthians 13Ws 3Love is one continuous round of Encouragement, Support, Understanding, Protection and genuine affection in words and deeds, this is God’s Love.”

Ws 3St. Nicholas

St Nick

Ws 3The True St. Nicholas, who they know as (Santa Claus) was not just a fairy Story and even though for some Christmas giving is all about making money, but for us it symbolizes the generosity and good will we need to feel not only during the month of December but all year because we know that it is in giving that we receive.”WtHolly Leaf


Ws 3The holly plant represents the immortality that we find in Jesus Christ and represents the crown of thorns worn by our Saviour.

The red holly represents the blood shed by Him for our sins.”


The Gift

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For God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and when we believe in Him we have life”Thanks be to God for His Wonderful Gift.”

StarThe Wise Men

wisemenWs 3The Wise men followed the Star and we need to do that too by following Jesus, and that  when they  saw  Jesus the Holy Babe they bowed before Him and presented Him with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

We need to always give and receive gifts in the Spirit of the Lord with Humility and Love.

The Poinsettia Flowers

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The Poinsettia that flowers in winter at Christmas time is known as the  Birth flower,  Christmas flower, Christmas Star and  the flame leaf flower and  in some Countries is also called the Easter flower. The shape of the Poinsettia flower and leaves are also for us a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem which led the Wise men to Jesus. The red colored leaves symbolize the blood of Christ, and the white leaves represent His purity.


Christmas Carols


The Beautiful Christmas Carols and Music we have is a Gift from God and combined with uplifting and Godly words it brings Joy to the heart of both God and man.

The Pine Cones

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The Pine Cones are both Male and Female are often used in Christmas Decorations and dusted with glitter, they Symbolize the wonder of Birth,  both Men and Women are needed for Conception. Ws 3We remember  although Jesus was conceived by The Holy Spirit, He still had the flesh of man, given through Mary, a woman chosen by God as a vessel for His Awesome Gift of Love found in Jesus.Ws 3God showed by this very act that woman are to be cherished and valued and although the Beauty of a Woman comes from within, God adorns her in many gifts to help Men, and Woman do indeed sparkle when they are valued, appreciated and accepted as a Love Gift from God.

The SnowflakeWs 3snowflake

The Snowflake reminds us that even though we are many God created us all unique and there is a place in His heart that only we alone can fill, but we all have a part of uniting in Him because we became One by the Gift of His Son.Ws 3The Snowman

SnowmanWs 3To make a Snowman you need more than one unique Snowflake you need many and when they come together they form a whole Snowman.Ws 3churchlight

The Body of Christ His real Church is made up of many but we do not stand alone we Unite in God’s Love to be whole.

Christmas Lights

lights 1 Christmas Lights remind us that when Jesus came to earth He brought His Light into the darkness, which is His Truth and when we share His Truth we bring His Light to others as we Shine and Sparkle in the Darkness with all the Colours of the Rainbow…

Jesus is our Ark, He fulfilled the Promise and brought Freedom from Sin and the Rainbow of Love surrounds His Heavenly Throne, shining bright like an emerald.Ws 3The Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers 2Christmas Crackers are fun, when pulled apart with a crack we can enjoy a small Treasure inside, a crown to wear and a joke. They remind us that Christmas is a joyful Celebration of the Treasure we have received in Jesus, God’s greatest Love Gift and one that we Cherise and the crown reminds us of what we are to aim for, as Paul told us to do.  Christmas is a fun time of togetherness that brightens our lives as we share from our hearts all year.

The  Candy Cane

Candy cane

The Candy cane represents Jesus’ Shepherds’ crook. The crook on the staff helps to bring back strayed sheep to the fold.Turned upside down it is the letter J  which stands for Jesus the Great Shepherd.

The Christmas BirdsWs 3

Christmas Birds sing a joyful Melody of Hope… Jesus has come to set us free not just for now but Eternally
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The Deer

Deer 01The Reindeer is very much part of Christmas it pulls the Sleigh in the right direction.  The Deer in Scripture reminds us that  we are to seek The Lord wholeheartedly Trusting in Him  to lead the way in our Lives but not just at Christmas, all year. (Psalm 42:1-2)


The Lighted Cottage

House 1We remember when we see the lighted Cottages that Jesus is preparing a Mansion for us but unlike our Cottages its not made with bricks and mortar, we are being conformed into His image and so we will walk as He walked and think as He does, we will shine in the Darkness as we reflect His Light.

Yule Log


Although there are  negative stories about the Yule Log, for us who believe it reminds us of God’s Protection and Care as we Trust in Him not just at Christmas but throughout the year, not letting the fire burn low or go out by becoming an ember that goes cold but giving continual Thanks and Praise to God from the heart with His passion and zeal.


The Pomegranate


The Pomegranate fruit is often seen in  decorations at Christmas, they have an abundance of seeds, which is a symbol of fruitfulness and New life and for us this is  Spiritually through Jesus whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.Ws 3The Scriptures refer to  Pomegranates in connection to the Tabernacle and they are often mentioned  in the Song of Solomon.Ws 3Coloured Christmas Balls


These  balls represent the Colours of Christmas in varying shades and patterns…

Red is the Colour of Salvation found only in  Christ Jesus Ws 3Blueis the Colour of Hope Eternal

Silver and Gold is the Treasure we have in Jesus God’s SonWs 3Yellow is the bright Morning Star who fills our heartsWs 3Purple is the Royalty that we have in unity with Christ Jesus

Green is the Heavenly hue that proclaims God’s Truth found in Creation which glorifies and worships the Creator.Ws 3The Mistletoe


The Mistletoe is part of God’s Creation and all He made was good even if used wrongly by man.Ws 3For us it symbolizes  Emotional and Physical Love, we all need hugs  and kisses given in Love to show we care just as Jesus does, He draws us close in His arms and we are protected and comforted and He sends kisses in the beauty of His creation which whispers His words of Love to us.

The  Christmas Stockings

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The Stockings that are used to store our Christmas Treasures reminds us to
  store up Treasures in Heaven, like showing kindness which is part of Love and which Christmas is all about.

Ws 3Special Food


When we ask Jesus to come into our hearts He fills us with His eternal food and His life-giving water, and together with all our Brothers and Sisters in the family of God  we rejoice and give thanks as we Love and care for each other.” 


The Gingerbread Man

gingerbread 1WtThe spices that bring to mind those mentioned in the Old Testament, make the Gingerbread Man the colour of earth and Adam was created from the dust of the earth and we were created by God and for God and until we seek Him with all our heart, we do not have real eternal substance, we can we can crumble just like the Gingerbread Man.WtJesus came to show us the way to The Father and when we know Him we know The Father. Then we are spiced wonderfully with Eternal Love, Joy, Peace and Hope as we rest in Jesus.”WtThe  AngelsWs 3

Angles on highAngles on highAngles on high

Ws 3“Share with  the Children that it was the Angels that Heralded in the glorious news of the Saviour’s birth… And as they  sang ‘Glory to God in the highest, on earth Peace and Good will toward men a great light brightened the night and so today Jesus is our Light in the darkness.”Ws 3The Bells

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Ws 3The lost sheep are found by the sound of the bell, The Lord Jesus rings out a message of Hope as He brings us into the fold under His Love and protection. The bell symbolizes guidance and return.”

Ws 3The Dove


The Dove of Peace Heralds the wonderful Love, Hope, Peace and Joy that we have in the Lord. 

The cross is Love

No matter what we use to  symbolize Jesus Christ’s Birth or how we celebrate the True meaning of Christmas …It will always be  what’s is in our heart that matters, and that Jesus’ Love is shared everyday of the year and everywhere.

Jesus’ Birthday


Just has God planned every detail of Creation so He planned Jesus Birth, nothing was left to chance it was exactly how He wanted it and He recorded everything in the Scriptures for those who have eyes to see.

On Christmas Night when Jesus was Born  there was a great Celebration in Heaven and great was the News for all Mankind…

It was Proclaiming  Emanuel meaning God was now with us… Let’s not stop giving Thanks and rejoicing for God’s wondrous Gift of Love and Mercy which is never ending in Christ Jesus.

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About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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28 Responses to The Wonderful Symbols of Christmas…..

  1. Deborah johnson says:

    Anne, What an amazing list of the symbols of Christmas! It is all encompassing of the many tradtions brought from all around the world to unite in the true meaning behind every one of these symbols, the love of God who loved us enough to send His Son for each and every one of us. The nativity is the Truth embodied in a symbol. Thank you for this list that points us to Christ every time we see them. Many who read this will never have thought about these symbols or not been taught about them. A priceless gift to give babes in Christ to see the reasons why these things are pulled out year after year. Not for traditions sake… but for Christ’s sake and the remembrance of Him in all of them that draw us closer and closer to Him. Thank you, also, for such simple word pictures that Mom’s can use to share about the love of Christ to their children every Christmas as they get out all of the symbols. What better way to know Christ our Savior than to learn about Him at the feet of their Moms.


    • Thank you Debbie for your uplifting encouragement and yes the Christmas Symbols bring Hope in knowing Jesus our King of Kings.

      When I received the original ones by e-mail years ago they motivated me to look at other Christmas Symbols and see how they reflected Jesus and each year I do the same and I have another one to add again this year.

      I enjoyed sharing with you this morning Debbie, you are a Blessing.

      “Christ”ian Love – Anne.


  2. Terri says:

    I am pretty sure I saw this when you posted it before but it was still a good one to see again. I enjoy seeing what all the Christmas symbols mean. I don’t think we have crackers here in the US but remember thinking that I wanted to look for them last time I saw this but forgot to do that. I noticed a new Christmas store in my neighborhood today, I am going to go in there sometime this next week and see if maybe they have them. Have a great day!


    • Yes I have posted this one before T but I have added more Symbols each year, I updated the previous ones I Posed except for this years add on but I will do so later.

      Debbie also said you didn’t have Crackers, I think their an English Tradition but not sure, anyway their fun especially the jokes and riddles that get you thinking, yes God gives us enjoyment, don’t we just love to see Children enjoying themselves.

      Now let’s see T if you can answer this Riddle…” What goes up and never comes down?”

      Christ- Mass Love – Anne.

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      • Terri says:

        MY age??? lol I really don’t know 🙂


        • Yes you do know T, Your “Age” is right, you are indeed clever most people need a clue.

          I contacted Aussie Compassion T, they said I would hear from Darlyn after Christmas but they gave me a link to log on to my Account with a Password, I will than be able to write to her on their Website.

          I have now decided to Post about Darlyn after Christmas when I receive her letter and when everyone is not so busy, Thank you T for letting me link up with your message about her and for sharing her picture in your Posts, I love to see Darlyn she is so beautiful.

          “Christ” mas Love – Anne.


  3. bjsscribbles says:

    Yes I have read this and enjoyed it from Christmas.


  4. jmsabbagh says:

    Most splendid post.Merry Christmas.J.M


    • Thank you Jalal for your encouragement, I did receive some of the Symbols and their meanings by e-mail but I have had so much Joy in discovering more, as I prayed I felt lead in what I wrote but I find this with all my Blogging and since I can’t write fluently because of being Dyslectic, it is amazing how it flows and the Scripture too.

      What do you enjoy the most about Blogging Jalal? what touches your heart and blesses you ?

      Christian Love Always from both of us – Anne.


      • jmsabbagh says:

        The one thing l value about blogging is the opportunity to know so many wonderful individuals regardless of their background .We are different as nations but as human beings we are all the same.WE are travelers on this earth .,how beautiful it is to touch someone and bring a smile to his face.Jal


        • I appreciate what you shared Jalal and I also believe we are all people of Worth, for God so Loved the World, that’s everyone not just some and Jesus willingly died for us all.

          But what if someone was in danger because of what they were doing, would you warn them Jalal or look the other way or maybe just smile, what if they were doing something very wrong ,would you let them continue regardless of the consequences to them or others and say nothing just to keep the peace and what if they wouldn’t listen when you did warn them even though their life was in danger, what would you do?

          Blessings – Anne.


  5. eliveleth2013 says:

    Great way to see the symbols of Christmas.Thanks for sharing! Love you! Have a wonderful Christmas!


  6. Debbie M. says:

    I like the explanation of the cracker as we do not have crackers here in the U.S.. I was familiar with them only because my dad and Australian step-mom have shared them with us in the past!
    God draws us closer to Him through the symbols of the season! Kind of like a parable, the deeper we dig, the more we see of God in our ordinary lives and celebrations! 🙂


    • I enjoy Crackers too Debbie especially the jokes that get you thinking, their also about fun and God gives us enjoyment, don’t we just love to see Children enjoying themselves.

      You are very wise in your observations Debbie, I have been adding to the Symbols on this message for years and they always amaze me when I see as you shared how much of The Lord is in our everyday lives including our Celebrations and Symbols but to be honest Debbie if your focus was worldly you would not see Him in them , you can because your heart is one with Him.

      Christmas Love and Blessings – Anne.


      • Debbie M. says:

        Annie, I agree with you that so many people miss the symbolism. I was thinking of Romans 1:20, ” For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood fro what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” God is speaking to the world, but sadly the world choose not to listen or the world listens to the wrong things!


  7. Ron says:

    Thank you Anne for the stories of all the Christmas symbols and their origins. The most important symbol of Christmas for us in Australia is the Nativity Scene . Here is depicted the reason for the season namely the birth of Christ . All the attempts by some misguided people to make children , say; Happy Holiday and say a Celebration Cake instead of what we always knew as Christmas cake and Happy Christmas .In Australia the old traditional values surrounding the celebration of Christmas the Carol Singing, Nativity Scenes still hold their importance .



  8. I was definitely enlightened by this post. Thank you, Anne.


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