I love the simplicity, but deep meaning of this word …

NOEL.

1. Christmas; also, a shout of joy at Christmas for the birth of the Savior. [Obs.]

2. (Mus.) A kind of hymn, or canticle, of medi[ae]val origin, sung in honor of the Nativity of our Lord; a Christmas carol. –Grove.

Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary

This year I decided to only use half of my Christmas decorations. I wanted to decorate more simply (using greenery from the outdoors) and I must say it feels much better and somehow freeing.

Anyway, here’s a simple decorating touch. I used my daughter’s music stand in the corner of the room to hold these simple letters to create this beautiful word: Noel.

I love the reminder to our family that this is what Christmas is about.

What’s your favorite Christmas word?

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