PoinsettiaThis flower was brought to the U.S. by Dr, J.R. Poinsett in 1825. He was the first first United States ambassador to Mexico. Because of its flame leaf, the poinsettia is sometimes called the Christmas Star.
Christmas lights represent Christ as being the "Light of the World." Lights also represent stars.
An angel told the shepherds of the birth of Jesus. Angels come in many forms for Christmas decorations including the tree topper
Reindeer were the animals chosen by St. Nicholas to pull his sleigh.
MistletoeA sprig of evergreen plant hung at Christmas time. Custom is that people can kiss each other standing under it. Plum Pudding
the evergreen tree represents eternal life because it stays green year round.
Saint Nicholas was a real person. He was a kind bishop who brought presents to children and needy people.And last but not least, the Nativity Set, Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus in a manger.
Other Symbols include:
Four candles placed on a wreath. One candle is lit each Sunday before Christmas in anticipation of Christ's birthday.
ring to announce the birth of Jesus.
There is a legend associated with the origin of Christmas stockings. St. Nick, who wanted to remain anonymous and help a poor family, threw gold coins down their chimney. They fell into a stocking that was hanging there to dry