Inside Left:The Legend of the Christmas Tree The story of the Christmas tree begins in the Garden of Eden, where the tree of life grew rich with flowers and fruit. But, when Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command by eating the fruit of the tree, it turned prickly with needles and dry cones. Then on the night of Christ's birth, the tree bloomed once again in all its splendor. Today the Christmas tree, decorated with lights and ornaments, is a reminder of that Tree of Paradise and a symbol of the wood of the Cross through which Christ, obedient to the Father’s will, won eternal life for us all. Inside Right: Thinking of you during this blessed season and praying that you truly know the peace and love of Christ’s coming.
For just as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
Contemporary Christmas tree with golden branches, holly leaves and white blossoms. Cardinals, apples and a bright gold star decorate the tree.