One of the most joyful Christmas traditions is decorating the Christmas tree. And one of the loveliest Christmases is always the first one you spend with your loved one after being married. But this Christmas is also different from others because it is the time when newlyweds use the wedding ornaments they got for a present and hang them on their first Christmas tree.
According to an old German tradition, a newly-wed couple should receive twelve ornaments to make sure their lives together are full of happiness, joy and trust. The tradition says they should be hanged on their Christmas tree and is very specific about the looks of the ornaments. The required ones are: a fish (to represent Christ's blessing), a bird (to symbolize their joy and happiness, but also the Holy Spirit), a rabbit (for hope and faith), a flower basket (for good wishes), a fruit basket (as a symbol of generosity and goodwill), a pine cone (to ensure motherhood and eternity), a teapot (for hospitality), a rose (representing the Virgin Mary, as well as beauty and affection), a heart (true love obviously), a house (to make sure they have a good house and be well protected), an angel (to ensure God's guidance in their home). So, the twelve ornaments cover everything every couple needs for eternal happiness, God's protection and love. And, when hanged on a tree together, they not only make it more shining and beautiful, but they also give it a special meaning.
This beautiful tradition has stayed until today and it makes these ornaments a very good present at a wedding you are invited to. The wedding ornaments you give to the bride and groom will be there every Christmas to remind them of what are the most important things they should remember when it comes to their marriage and their love altogether. And every year when the family gets together to hang these ornaments, they will forget about their differences and quarrels and focus on what really matters. This is what makes wedding ornaments the perfect gift at any wedding.
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