We put up our Christmas tree Thanksgiving weekend. Finishing the decorating, however, is taking a bit longer! Decorating the tree is one of my favorite traditions, and I am the one who does most of it. I love looking at each little ornament and remembering the memories that go with it. My husband and children don't last too long into this process! We always start together, though, by hanging one of our most important ornaments, the Christmas nail.
This is The Christmas Nail.
It is to be hung on a sturdy branch,
a branch near the trunk,
a branch that will hold such a spike without being noticed by well-wishers
dropping by to admire one's tinseled tree.
The nail is known only to the home that hangs it.
Understood only by the heart that knows its significance.
It is hung with the thought...that the Christmas tree but foreshadows the Christ-tree
which only He could decorate for us,
ornamented with nails as this.