Saturday Snapshot: Christmas Church Decorations

I hope you had a wonderful holiday this past week!  Last Saturday I posted a photo of my Christmas decorations, and this Saturday I thought I’d share some decorations on a much larger scale…  My church has a brilliant and creative liturgist, and some very elaborate decorations.

I learned in Notre Dame that my camera doesn’t do well in large churches, even well-lit ones, but hopefully you can get some idea of the scene…

Christmas St. Francis 2013 (2)Trees and nativity scene (with extra seating) on the old altar at the front of the church

Christmas St. Francis 2013 (3)Closer view of the nativity–we’re a Franciscan parish, so the St. Francis statue gets prominent placement.  It’s appropriate too, since Francis began the tradition of creating nativity scenes.

Christmas St. Francis 2013 (5)This shows the Advent wreath, newly decorated in gold for Christmas, above the new altar, with the pews beyond.  It was much brighter in person…  I volunteered to help decorate this year, and it’s fun getting that wreath up!

Did you see any impressive Christmas decorations this year?

Visit West Metro Mommy for more Saturday Snapshots, and have a great week!

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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8 Responses to Saturday Snapshot: Christmas Church Decorations

  1. That wreath is amazing! Thank you for sharing these.

  2. Such a beautiful space and the decorations are just lovely! That hanging Advent wreath is awesome!

  3. Louise says:

    The decorations look fantastic. Taking photos in churches is always difficult.

  4. mdott922 says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  5. Awe-inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Oh, I love gorgeous churches, and this one brings out the season in so many special ways. Thanks for sharing…and here’s MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  7. dianem57 says:

    Wow! It all looks beautiful. Great photo of the Nativity scene.

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