Every year at Avery Street Christian Reformed Church in South Windsor, Conn., Sunday school children decorate a tree with Chrismons. Chrismons are symbols that represent biblical and theological concepts.
The children make the Chrismons from white foam board, which get trimmed with gold. White represents the Lord’s purity, and gold represents his majesty and glory. Their symbols include a fish, a star, a cross, a descending dove, and a crown. During the Sunday school program, readers explain each Chrismon symbol, an appropriate song is sung or Bible passage is read, then the children hang a Chrismon on the tree.