Friday, January 06, 2012

The 12 Angels of Christmas - Day 12


Happy 12th Day of Christmas!

Today is also known as Epiphany, which is the day we celebrate the arrival of the three Kings or Magi. In our family, we'll celebrate 12th Night with a family dinner and lots of festivities.

For my final 12 Angels post, I decided to share my choir of angels with you. For the last few years, we've opted for a Victorian style Christmas tree. In Victorian days, trees were smaller and were prominently displayed on a table in the front room of the house. (If you've visited our CD table this year, you'll recognize the table cover!) This photo shows last year's tree, dripping with my Nana's vintage glass beads and lots of homemade ornaments collected over four generations.

I love clustering my angels around the nativity and under the tree. The ones you see above represent a range of special people and events in my life.

Most times in Scripture, angels appeared as a solo visitor, but not on that first Christmas night. As someone who sung in choirs for 20 years, it makes all the sense in the world to me that all the angels would want to appear on that first Christmas, sharing their talents and making a joyful noise.

As we leave the Christmas season and enter into the fullness of 2012, may we always strive to work together, sharing our talents and creativity to bring light to a dark work, and proclaiming the Good New that started at Christmas!

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To celebrate the twelve days of Christmas,
I'll be posting a new angel every day.
This series is inspired by my Dad's "The Twelve Creches of Christmas."

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