Christmas

True History of Christmas

Though there are various explanations about the real History of Christmas, True History of Christmas attempts to explore the actual history behind it.

True History of Christmas is replete with numerous mythical stories. The story of Nativity or the birth of Christ as depicted in the Gospel of Luke is all about the journey of Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus in order to attend the census ordered by the Roman emperor Augustus. They journeyed for 4-5 days and took shelter in a stable, where Mary delivered baby Jesus.

The Gospel of Matthew refers to the story of the Magi or the three wise men that arrived in Bethlehem by observing a specific star in the night sky. This is known as the Star of Bethlehem. Incidentally they entered into King Herod’s palace and enquired about the birth of young Messiah (Savior). The deceitful Herod at once became worried about his being dethroned. He directed the Magi to continue their journey and inform him if they could trace the birth of such young king. The star of Bethlehem directed the Magi to the manger of the baby Jesus. They offered their gifts and paid homage to their Lord. But the Magi didn’t inform Herod as they got a divine warning. An angel told Joseph to flee with his family to Egypt. Meanwhile, Herod ordered that all male children of Bethlehem under the age of 2 be killed.

The actual Christmas History does not mention the exact date of birth of Christ. It may occur between the time of the first appearance of the star and the arrival of Magi in Herod’s court during (6-4BC).

True Christmas History interprets Dec.25 as the Day of Feast. This is because the Roman pagan sun god Mithras’ birthday as well as the date of the Annunciation (March25, AD 29) of Christ fell on this day.

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Glass painting & Crafts!!!

Ahhh…. It was such a sense of relief to be free for the past two days ๐Ÿ™‚ It was really a hectic for the past week as i had few must-do crafts kept lagging behind and so i had to finish those as the deadline for those was nearing. Thus i did the following craft works ๐Ÿ™‚ It was really a huge pile of experience i have got through this and i would like to share those too with you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

Glass painting:

First comes the glass painting which was my life’s first order for payment ๐Ÿ™‚ I was much excited as there was one more thing – Its my first large glass painting with 24” length and 17” breadth ๐Ÿ™‚ Phew! It took me 2 hours to make the small picture into a big one with this size… As am not good enough with drawing and painting skills i felt it really hard in managing the sizes and somehow i managed to draw the stencil for this one. If you look at the painting you might find it so simple but i was not able to cop up even with this simple design as i was not able to trace and had to draw it myself. Guess the outcome was not that bad.

Then i did the outlining for about an hour looking over the minute details which was not clear yet. Then i let it dry and the next day i did the coloring part with two coats to make it look dark and after that i felt quiet relaxed as it was not as bad as i thought it would be ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

And framing the painting was the most hectic task as i had to take the painting for about 2miles from my home and it was not that easy as i thought. I had a huge stress in handling this situation without my mom. That’s when i felt so bad that i really need a person to help me out and i cannot do each and everything by my own ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But i do managed to take it safe with lots of care and had it framed and the final outcome made me really feel good worth of getting money for it ๐Ÿ™‚

Christmas Wreath:

Guys, do forgive me for this one. I had no idea of doing a wreath in my whole life. When i had to come over so much of wreaths in many blogs i just felt that i can do one wreath too for thisย Christmas. But i had a chance of doing a wreath last week as there was a function at my office and had to giveย bouquets to the clients. Luckily this time the clients left the bouquet at our office and so it was of no use at my office. So i got an idea of turning a part of the bouquet to a wreath and this was the outcome of it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

The head bands and hair clips:

My sister was asking me for few headbands that would match her dress the best with the same kind of design i have made her few other headbands. But i was not satisfied in doing the same kind of patterns so i did few other designs and a few hair clips too in extra for a bit of surprise and i had to courier it to her as she stays in hostel… Guess she would have liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

The clips that are made of felt cloth...

The headbands made of fabric, satin ribbon and buttons...

Thus the week was quiet a busy one as each and every evening i left home from office i had to sit down for an hour or two of working for this which takes away my valuable time to be spent with the my best friends ( theย neighbor kids) and with my lovable mother… But it was quiet fun making all these too ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚