The Story Behind Christmas Balls

When I got the idea to break down the symbolic meanings of Christmas decorations I didn’t expect to find Adam and Eve. It’s on the wrong end of the Bible for Christmas. Isn’t it? Well no. Not when you consider that the whole reason why Jesus Christ was born started in the Garden of Eden. And the first prophecy of a Messiah was given in the first book of the Bible. Genesis 3:15. And that’s why we hang decorative balls on our Christmas trees. Now, those who are in the Eastern Orthodox Church are going to be better versed in this tradition than I am but December 24th was Originally Adam and Eve Day. The celebration included a play in the town square that featured a tree with dried Apples. I learned today that in 1858 the entire crop of apples was lost due to a storm. Of course by now it was a full blown Christmas celebration but it just wasn’t right to have a Christmas tree without any apples to represent man’s state of sin and the reason why a savior was born. Necessity being the mother of invention the familiar glass globe was created as a stand in for the dried apple. Over the years Christmas Balls have become more ornate and lighter but the reason why we have them is to remind us of the need for a savior.

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