Don’t ya just hate it when your kid asks you a question and you think, umm, because we do, that’s why.
I never remember questioning anything when I grew up. We just did certain things at Christmas. I looked forward to it. But I never really asked “why”.
Did you as a lot of questions, or is this just a quirk of the new generation?
Anyway, this is the reason behind hanging a Christmas Wreath on a door, courtesy of our pastor. (I’ll paraphrase)
A Christmas wreath, in essence, is an advent wreath without the candles. it is a circle–without beginning or end, compromised of evergreen branches. It symbolizes God’s everlasting love for us, and our hope in everlasting life with Jesus.
Wow. Pretty cool, huh?
So next time you see a wreath on a door, take a moment to remember the true meaning of the Christmas season.