Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Twelve Symbols of Christmas by Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Today's Handmade Christmas guest tutorial comes from Kyla at 
Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Kyla, is one fun, crafty, make you HAPPY person.
I simply love her.
She shares lots of fabulous ideas and tutorials on her blog.
If you do not follow her already I promise you are going to want to after you read this.

Hi! I'm Kyla from Funky PolkaDot Giraffe!
I {ADORE} Tasha and I'm excited to
be here sharing a little holiday gift idea with you all.

Last year I helped the 16 and 17 year old girls
put together the Twelve Symbols of Christmas
for a special family in our congregation.
It was a sweet spin on the Twelve Days of Christmas.

We brainstormed the symbols together
and then shopped at Target for physical
representations of each symbol.

We really lucked out in finding inexpensive
ornaments and other festive items
for our special gift.
However, we had a really hard time finding
a good representation of the Nativity.

So I made one!

And we framed it,
and wrapped it along with the rest
of the symbols and left the secret gift
on our special family's doorstep with the
instructions to open one gift each night.
The Star
A heavenly sign of a prophecy long, long ago - The shining hope of mankind.

The Evergreen Tree
The second color of Christmas shows everlasting light and life. The needles point up to heaven.

The Bell
Rings out to guide lost sheep back to the fold, signifying that all are precious in His eyes.

The Candle
A mirror of starlight, reflecting our thanks for the star of Bethlehem.

The Bow
Tied as we should all be tied together in bonds of goodwill forever.

The Candy Cane
Represents the shape of the shepherd's crook, used to bring lost lambs back to the fold.

The Wreath
A symbol of the never ending eternal value of love… having no end.

Red Ornament
The first color of Christmas, symbolizing the Savior's sacrifice for all.

The Gift
God sent His Son – the greatest gift of all.

The Poinsettia
A Mexican legend tells of a little boy who had nothing to give the baby Jesus. As he prayed, a flower grew at his feet. He quickly picked it and gave it to Jesus.

The Angel
Announced the birth of our Savior.

The Nativity
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Attached to each small gift was a numbered
envelope and inside was a
little explanation of the precious Christmas symbol.

You can get your 8x10 print of the nativity
and the list of all the symbols with their
explanations right HERE!!!!!

And I think it would be so awesome
to go entirely handmade with this
and make something to represent each symbol.

Thanks to Tasha for having me!
I hope you all enjoy your fabulous Holiday Season!
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1 comment:

CreationsForEleanor said...

What a neat idea, and I have to be honest that I had no idea what some of the items such as the candy cane represented! Thanks for sharing, must have been lots of work.

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