The Christ Lutheran Christmas tree is decorated with Chrismons. The Chrismon Tree is a uniquely North American Lutheran tradition dating back to 1957.
Chrismons, “ancient symbols for Christ or some part of Christ’s ministry: the dove descending down, fish, Celtic cross, Jerusalem cross, shepherd’s crook, chalice, shell and others.”
Lawrence Hull Stookey writes that “because many symbols of the Chrismon tree direct our attention to the nature and ultimate work of Christ,” they can be helpful in calling attention to advent themes.
Wouldn’t it be nice to bring back this tradition? Perhaps there’s a brave soul who would be willing to spearhead this project for Advent this year?