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Chrismon Trees in the Sanctuary

The Chrismon Trees in the Sanctuary are the result of an initiative by the Presbyterian Women of PHPC who enlisted a talented group of PHPC women to create the handmade Chrismon ornaments on the trees.

Chrismons are Christmas decorations featuring Christian symbols which help us to remember that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birthday. They were first made by Frances Kipps Spencer at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Virginia. She also developed the name "Chrismon" which is a combination of Christ and monogram (meaning symbol). The idea quickly spread to other churches. It is traditional that Christian groups gather to make their own Chrismons with their favorite symbols. Chrismons are traditionally colored white and gold.

Thanks to the generous donation of two beautiful, new, lighted Christmas trees by the PHPC Growing Saints Garden Club, these beautiful pieces of handiwork will have a lovely place of display for all to see.