Friday, December 18, 2009

Decorating with the Word

This year was a challenge when it came to decorating.  1) It is our first official Christmas in this house.  There are several spots that could use a Christmas-y touch, but I just do not have deocorations to fill it all in.  I would prefer to do it over time and add a little each year.  2) It did not help that after several moves about half of the decorations I had were broken.  I figured at least it got me to clean out!  I may not have chosen those particular ones, but that's ok!  3) Most importantly, I really want to make sure that everything we display points to the real meaning- the birth of our Lord Jesus.  I know myself and I can get carried away with the decorating and spend more time and effort there than on actually celebrating the Birth. 
So, I have come up with a few ideas.  Some I will use next year so that I can get some after-Christmas deals.  This one I wanted to go ahead and do- decorating with the Word and quotes.

I used cardboard (from a curtain rod package) and cut it into rectangles.  I glued a piece of wrapping paper on to cover the cardboard.  I printed 6 scriptures or quotes and glued them over the paper.  Then, I just taped them to the inside of the cabinet door with raffia ribbon.  It did not take long at all.

I love walking by and catching a glimpse of these words that remind me of why we are celebrating.

Here are the quotes/ scripture:

“…stand up and lift up your heads,
because your redemption
is drawing near.”
Luke 21:28

Let every heart
prepare Him room

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him...
Isaiah 11:2

Bethlehem Bound!

Come, Lord Jesus, come!

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in His word I put my hope.
Psalm 130:5


  1. I like that! I enjoy decorating throughout the year with scripture but I haven't done it specifically at Christmas time.

  2. Thanks, Abbi. I am trying to do more of that, in general, too. Christmas is a good place to start. :-) BTW- love your blog.