Christian Meaning and Facts About Christmas Holly You Didn’t Know

Holly is a plant that no doubt reminds us that the holidays have arrived! Christmas is official when you see the holly decorations going up everywhere. Holly is a traditional Christmas green thorny plant with red berries in the center.

It is for sure a Christmas tradition. You can find holly in pretty much any Christmas decoration. Holly is typically made for wreaths, centerpieces, Christmas trees, or hung on a wall. But holly is more than just a beautiful Christmassy piece of decoration, it helps symbolize the true meaning of Christmas and that is Jesus.

Holly has a special symbolic meaning behind all its features. Let start in the center of the holly where the red berries grow. The bright red berries represent Jesus’s blood when He was crucified on the cross. The pointed tips and thorny leaves represent the crown of thorns that Jesus wore before He died on the cross.

I had no idea how holly is so holy to the Christmas season and how much it perfectly symbolizes our Savior. There is a legend that states the holly berries were originally white with no color. After Jesus died on the cross, the berries were permanently stained red from the bloodshed he suffered.

Decorating with holly at Christmas is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. But remember the greater meaning of holly and the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus! How amazing that we have reminders everywhere, and we don’t even know it. If you have holly decorated this holiday season in your home, it is your reminder of the love Jesus has for you!

Did you know all these facts about holly? If you know any, comment below.


Author: Tami
Author: Tami

Founder and CEO of Oak and Lee Ministry, Tami is a mom of 7 and a motivational writer. With God’s hand on her heart, Tami created O&L Ministry to not change the world but to reach one person everyday and point them in the right direction no matter where they are.

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