Welcome back to another day of traditions. I have two for you today, so come back for the second one this evening . . . there's a surprise in it for you. But first, I'm excited that Jerri from Simply Sweet Home is willing to share one of her family's cherished traditions with us.
Hello Twelve Crafts Till Christmas Readers! My name is Jerri, and I'm from the blog Simply Sweet Home.
Today I'll be sharing the three keys so that you can make your own and replicate this tradition in your home this year.
The first is the Shepherd's Key. It is to be hung on a low branch because Christ was born among the lowly - born beside the shepherds and the sheep.
The second is the Magi's Key. It is to be hung on a branch near the top of the tree - near the star, because the Magi followed the star to find the Light.
The third is the Christ Key. It is to be hung on a branch in the center of the tree - because Christ hung in the center - between you and me. And that is the key to Christmas.
To replicate this tradition in your home, simply purchase three keys. You should be able to find something cute on etsy or in your local craft store. Then add some ribbon to hang them by. Copy the descriptions for each key. And recite them upon hanging your keys on the tree.
We always hang the keys last, but if you have small kids you may want to do this first so that you're sure to have their attention. To make it more fun, give each of your kids a key and let them have a turn at hanging a key on the tree as you read the descriptions. Or if you're kids are old enough to read, let them read aloud to the family about each key as the keys are hung on the tree. Either way you choose to do it, this tradition is a great way to remind your family about the true meaning to Christmas!
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season!
Wow! Thanks so much Jerri! I have never heard of that tradition before. What a wonderfully simple way to teach children the meaning of Christmas.