Friday, July 16, 2010

The Blessed Star Tradition

This Blessed Star is a delightful tradition to introduce to your house during the holidays. You will find that it moves the focus back to where it should be during the season even though we are constantly bombarded with the material aspect of the holiday. Ever year I make at least twenty of these to give away as gifts. They are always very well received. I had to hunt down where and how I was introduced to this. This was such a difficult task due to the overwhelming collection of books I have on Christmas ornaments and traditions. Diligence does pay off though. I discovered it in my Making Memories book "A Season of Giving". They also have another book "A Season of Joy", both are loaded with ideas to stir your creativity.


The book suggest you make a  paper mache star ornament to attach with the poem but I have used stars made from all types of materials- wooden, tin, paper, and wire.  The main thing is to embellish the star with a tag that says "Blessed".  After you decide what star ornament you are making just attach the following poem to it. Voila! You have an instant gift that is sure to be treasured for years to come.

The Blessed Star

Here’s a magical Christmas star
with a tradition old and true
may it bring you warmth and love
from our home to you.

Now everyday ‘til Christmas
find someone in your home
and secretly do a deed of love
so your identity won’t be known.

And when the secret act is done
place the star upon their bed.
They in turn do a secret deed
for another, it is said.

And like the star so long ago
lit the sky for all to see
may this star bring light and joy
to your sweet family.

Author unknown

Here are a couple of links to inspire you to create a special star:

1 comment:

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