O fir tree

O Christmas tree

 

 

A snapshot from our Christmas card production this year. It’s one of the few (sometimes the only) art projects that Mike and I collaborate on every year. Mike set the O’s using a design program and I printed the Christmas trees and the stars with this fun foam stamping method :D

This made me curious about the origin of the carol, O Christmas Tree. So I looked it up, and wanted to share with you an excerpt of it on this Christmas day, translated from the original German song, O Tannenbaum.

O Fir Tree, O Fir Tree,
How steadfast are your branches!
Your boughs are green in summer’s clime
And through the snows of wintertime.
O Fir Tree, O Fir Tree,
How steadfast are your branches!

O Fir Tree, O Fir Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson
That constant faith and hope sublime
Lend strength and comfort through all time.
O Fir Tree, O Fir Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson.

 

I like using the words Fir Tree instead.

May good will, faith, hope, strength, comfort, and peace fill our hearts not only during Christmas but throughout every season this year.

Merry Christmas, friends!

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “O fir tree

  1. I was so lucky to get one of these cards. Thank you so much for including us in your crafting circle. I’m honoured! Happy New Year to you both.

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