The Christmas Rose

Home » The Christmas Rose

The Christmas Rose

The Christmas Rose

The Christmas Season is upon us in full swing. There are still several more services with the Christmas decorations and paraments up on the chancel and the clergy wearing their Christmas vestments.

Christmas Rose Digital Machine  Embroidery Design

Christmas Rose Digital Machine  Embroidery Design

In Church symbolism, many objects are used to help teach the message of Christmas. The Christmas Rose or Messianic Rose is a particularly gentle yet elegant symbol.

Christmas Rose Digital Machine  Embroidery Design

Helleborus Niger is a perennial plant that can actually grow in warmer parts of the USA. It is found naturally in Europe, where it blooms in cooler climates from February, but in warmer areas, it blooms as early as Christmas.

Christmas Rose Digital Machine  Embroidery Design

This delicate white flower blooms from luscious evergreen foliage. How I would love to walk outside and see such a delight blooming this time of year! Alas, in Northern Minnesota the only greenery we have are the pines and some snow-covered shrubs.

For those of you in much warmer climates, or if you are skilled enough to grow things in your house, you can purchase a Christmas Rose and add its blooms to your Christmas celebrations! Here is one site I found that sells them. I am sharing this link for no particular reason other than it is a very informative website and there were various varieties to choose from it seems.

And, of course, if you want to decorate some paraments or vestments, we do have several Christmas Rose Digital Embroidery designs to download. It stitches beautifully. We have been using gold tones for the leaves, but deep, authentic greens would work for the stitching. This is my particular favorite…Christmas Rose Digital Machine  Embroidery Designsomething about the symmetry speaks to me.  However, as you can see from the pictures I included, we have several variations of this design.

We even made a Christmas Rose stole, but unfortunately, we did not add it to the stole portion of our website in time for this Christmas Season.

Christmas Rose Digital Machine  Embroidery Design

It will be added very shortly in the New Year and you will have plenty of time to order it for Christmas 2018! There are actually two collections with the Christmas Rose – so stay tuned! They are both beautiful!

Christmas Rose Digital Machine  Embroidery Design

A Symbol of Love and Giving

The story of the Christmas Rose traditionally says that this beauty sprung from the fallen tears of a young girl. This girl was too poor to have anything to offer the Christ Child, yet she saw the Magi with their gifts and desperately wanted to offer some token to Baby Jesus. The love in her heart caused her to cry and the most beautiful gift grew from the tear-soaked ground to give the New Born King. I personally like to think that she and the drummer boy may have grown up to fall in love and end up together. But that is sheer fancifulness on my part! Anyhow…it is a beautiful flower, a rich symbol for the church, and a touching story.

Merry Christmas to you all and may God bless and keep you!

~Nihil Sine Deo~

Be sure to visit our online store front Ecclesiastical Sewing where you may shop for Liturgical Fabrics, altar linen fabrics, church vestment-making patterns, liturgical machine embroidery designschurch vestment trims and notions and so much more. You may also find us on  Ecclesiastical Sewing on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of the page on our online store front and receive a free copy of our Small Linens Booklet as our way of saying thank you for following along.

Messianic Christmas Rose with Crown Liturgical Machine Embroidery Design

White and Gold for Easter and Christmas

The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer

Liturgical Digital Machine Embroidery Designs

The Christmas Rose Legend and Symbolism

Design Options for Christmas Set

Shimmering Fabrics and How to Use Them