Chrismon Tree decorating

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Ladies of Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin decorated the Chrismon Tree Nov. 27 at the church. Donna Schultz organized the event.

"Chrismon" is a combination of the words "Christ" and "monogram," and means "symbols of Christ." Chrismons are gold and white, representing majesty and purity, and ideas for fashioning them are developed from early Christian symbols, the Bible and church histories.

Chrismons are used in many churches and often in the homes of Christians. The symbols used represent a variety of biblical and theological concepts that are well known among most believers. Often, if the ornaments on a Christmas tree are comprised mostly of Christian symbols, the tree is known as a "Chrismon Tree." Chrismons are white with gold decorations of beads, ribbon, glitter, etc. It is common, however, to see these ancient Christian designs in other colors than white and gold. These would not be Chrismons, however, but simply Christian symbols, and there's nothing wrong with that.