Tag: Angels

Christian Décor to Fill Every Room With Thoughts of God

Irish Family Wall Cross
Irish Family Wall Cross

At one time the phrase Christian décor meant either a crucifix on the wall or a picture of the Lord’s Supper and not much else. These are still popular home accessories, but they are far from the complete definition of Christian décor today. Expressing your faith in the way you decorate your home has never had more options.

The Cross
The cross is the most obvious and universally recognized symbol of Christianity. If you have a cross visible in your home it says right away that you are a follower of Jesus. But unless you want to hang your cross like a bumper sticker in a place where only others can see it, where you place a cross can have great significance.

For example:

  • If you place a cross in the kitchen near the table you will be reminded that Jesus is the unseen guest at every meal and the silent attendant in every conversation.
  • If you hang the cross in the bedroom where it can be viewed while tucked under the covers it can be a reminder to pray morning and evening or a symbol of His comforting presence when troubling thoughts disturb peaceful sleep.
  • Placed in the home’s entryway it symbolizes that Christ is your first and most important identity

The Word
Bible verses are another way to fill your rooms with thoughts of God. It can be almost as much fun choosing scriptures as it is to put them in place. Here are a few suggestions:

  • On or over the front door – Joshua 24:15 …as for me and my household we will serve the Lord
  • On or over the bedroom door – Psalm 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety
  • In the bathroom – I Peter 3:4 Let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart
  • At the back door – Psalm 121:8 …the Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.

Artwork
Never before have Christians had so much faith-based artwork from which to choose. Today you can buy truly beautiful artwork often with the words of scripture embossed at the bottom. Ancient artwork depicting saints can be mixed with rustic crosses to create a meaningful expression of the faith handed down through the ages.

Accessories
Christian books and faith-centered figurines can also be key elements in Christian décor. Stack several hardbound Christian classics to create a pedestal for your favorite Jim Shore or Willow Tree angel. Or place a small garden stone engraved with words of faith on the mantle. You might like to display a collection of rosaries or cross necklaces on the wall in a guest bedroom. There are so many ways to incorporate your faith into the way you beautify your home.

The Printery House is a ministry of Conception Abbey. Every dollar you spend there on items to decorate your home (or your inner life) goes toward supporting the training of future priests and ministers of the gospel. So fill your home with Christian décor and the world with the knowledge of His amazing grace!

Give the Gift of an Angel With Special Christian Figurines

In the Bible, when angels appear on the scene eyewitnesses usually respond with fear and trembling. But what the Bible has to say about the work of angels changes how we perceive them on this side of history. The Bible says that angels have been given several earthly duties, but that for the believer, those duties are for our good and our protection.

Consider Psalm 34:7 “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them.” Or Luke 15:10 “…there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” And Hebrews 1:14 also reveals angels as helpers for Christians. Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

The Bible tells of angels sent to set prisoners free, to give good news, to sing over God’s work and to protect God’s children from harm. Small wonder then that angels have captivated our imaginations and show up in centuries of our artwork. So when you are wondering what gift to give someone in your life – why not a Christian figurine of an angel? Angel figurines come in a variety of styles, so there is one certain to suit your taste.

Christmas Angels

Willow Angel 2
Bright Star Angel

The most popular angel figurines are Christmas-themed. Christmas angels sit atop many trees and hang suspended above most nativity scenes. But there are many free-standing angel figurines for Christmas and they look terrific anywhere in your home. Angel statuettes blend scriptural truth and ethereal beauty that makes your holiday decorating an opportunity to affirm faith.

Willow Tree Angels

Christian figurines of angels extend far beyond the Christmas season. Many artists have created the bulk of their work around depictions of angels. The Willow Tree line of angels is just one example. Willow Tree is a collection of angel figurines suitable for many occasions. These angels are posed in everyday scenes to remind us that angels are constant guardians to the Christian. The simple wood-hewn appearance of each angel, in parchment white gowns, makes them easy to add to any décor. Their delicate metal wings create a folk-art charm with universal appeal.

Jim Shore Angels

Noahs Ark Angel 1
Jim Shore Noahs Ark Angel

For the person with more vivid tastes, artist Jim Shore has created a line of angels which incorporate scripture and artistic expression. Mr. Shore’s Noah’s Ark Angel, for example, wears a bright patchwork gown which opens to reveal a host of animals leaving the Ark two by two while a dove with an olive leaf sits perched atop her wings.

One reason angel figurines can be so fun to give as gifts is that many of them are collectible. The Willow Tree and Jim Shore angels are just two examples of collectible figurines. These angels make wonderful birthday presents, Christmas gifts, get well surprises or just because offerings.

Perch your angels on display shelves, bookshelves, mantelpieces, or on a nightstand. They are lovely to look at and inherently comforting. So the next time you are looking for a unique gift, give the gift of an angel. Take a few minutes today and check out the great selection of angels offered by The Printery House Christian gift store.