CHRISMONS MINISTRY

The Chrismons ornaments were first developed by Frances Kipps Spencer (1917-1990) here at Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Virginia. She originated them in 1957 when she set out to create decorations appropriate for a church Christmas tree.

Our Chrismons pattern books are the original Chrismons books, that stand the test of time. Chrismons are not to be bought, sold or put into kit form. Please support this Ministry of Christ in any way you can.

                   MAY THESE SYMBOLS CONTINUALLY REMIND YOU OF GOD'S GREATEST GIFT TO
    
US ALL, JESUS CHRIST.


THE CHRISMONS TREE

An evergreen tree, which symbolizes the eternal life, which our savior has won for us, forms the background for tiny white lights and gold Chrismons designs. The lights speak of Him who is the light of the world, and the Chrismons ornaments

CHRISMON = CHRIST+MONOgram

proclaim the name, the life, and the saving acts of Jesus the Christ.

Some Chrismons designs are simple
Copies of symbols of Christianity From its earliest days;
Others are new explanations of God's constant presence in our ever changing
world; and some are combinations of several elements old and new.

The symbols used are interdenominational
and The heritage of all Christians.


 

 

 

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Have you seen this year’s Chrismons Tree?

 

It’s out there, somewhere, waiting for us to recognize it.

 

Do you, a relative, a friend or a coworker have some property or farmland?  Are there cedar trees growing on that property?  If you thought, “Yes, I might know someone”, then you may know where our tree is growing.

 

We are looking for a full well-shaped tree.  The basic criteria are:

18-22 feet tall

8-10 feet in diameter

Single trunk.  Many cedar trees have several trunks, You will have to look inside the tree to     see if it has just one thick center trunk. 

Cannot see daylight through the tree.  We hide extension cords, braces and a framework        inside the tree, so it needs to be nice and thick.

-   Reasonably full all the way around the bottom of the tree.  We have tried to avoid using      filler trees for the last few years.

- Relatively easy access to the tree.  We need to drive a truck to the tree and load it on a flatbed trailer.

           

 

If you have some property or know someone well enough to ask, look around and see if you can find the perfect tree.

 

Ascension will cut the tree and haul it to the church.

 

The donor of the tree is recognized in the Chrismons Tree Brochure which all of our visitors to the tree receive.

 

If you think you have found the perfect tree or have questions please contact Ascension Lutheran Church at 792-5795 or email us at chrismon@gamewood.net.                      

 

 
   



2008 CHRISMONS TREE
PHOTO : STUART CRAIG

 
 

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