Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas Flash Mob by Journey of Faith at South Bay Galleria


The History of the Christmas Tree


61abwvvtr2blThe Christmas Tree – An extract from the book Religious Customs in the Family by Fr. Franics X. Weiser, S.J.

“…The first description of a Christmas tree with familiar features is given in a German manuscript of the year 1605. It was in the sections at the left bank of the Rhine that the tree developed, and from there it spread through of the country, slowly at first, but with sudden great speed from about 1800 on. It came to America through the immigrants towards the middle of the 19th century.

Considering these historical facts, it will be clear to parents how the meaning and message of the Christmas tree is completely religious. It stands in the house at Christmas time as a symbol and reminder that Our Lord is the “Tree of Life” and the “Light of the world.” Its many individual lights might be explained to the children as symbols of His divine and human traits and virtues. The glittering decorations indicate His great glory. The fact that it is evergreen is an ancient symbol of eternity.”

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More information about the history of the Christmas tree on ewtn.com;  The Christmas Tree: Legends, Traditions, History

How to create a Braided updo


Items you will need: hair brush, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a handful of bobby pins.

  1. to start of with you will need to part your hair off to one side….
  2. separate a small section of hair from the front and french braid it until you get to just in front of your ear…
  3. then finish it off with a plait, and secure with an elastic…
  4. then go back and gently tug on the outside edges of the braid to make it look bigger and softer..
  5. keep the braid out of the way while you gather all of the rest of your hair in to a messy bun..
  6. once you have the bun where you want it, secure it with bobby pins…
  7. and the wrap the braid around the bun and secure into place with a few more bobby pins.
  8. add hairspray if desired.

I hope you liked this hairstyle, and please leave a comment below, letting me know what you think 😀

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