Here are the meanings of the ornaments on the Czech Christmas tree. Read more about the NCSML tree here.)
ANGELS – top the tree, closest to Heaven
APPLES – Adam & Eve, the Garden of Eden
BIRDS – represent Joy and Cheerfulness
CARROTS – bring good luck in the kitchen
DOVES – symbolize Peace and Love
MORAVIAN STARS – beginning of Advent
MUSHROOMS – good fortune is at hand!
ORANGES – fruit at Christmas time used to be unobtainable and was considered a rare treat!
PINECONES & EVERGREENS – eternal life
POPCORN GARLAND – represents the rope Joseph used to lead the donkey to Bethlehem
TREE SKIRT – baby Jesus’ swaddling cloth
WALNUTS – gifts brought by the wise men
WHEAT – life, prosperity, and nourishment
As long as you are thinking of Christmas, don’t forget, it is not too late to buy a membership for someone for Christmas!