Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Bows, Bows, Bows

One thing that Christmas traditions have developed over the past century is more presents including bows on them.

I like the look of a bow being on a Christmas present, but I neither have the talent or patience to make an actual bow on a present.  

I have bought those cheap bags at a Dollar General type store to peel off the adhesive and stick the bow on it.

Continuing the theme of red and green parallels for the days leading up to Christmas are a pair of 2016 Bowman cards.
The red is numbered to 5 and the green to 99 copies.
The reason Christmas colors are red and green is the reason we celebrate the holiday in the first place.  

It is because of Jesus Christ that we "deck the halls" with red and green.
The green represents Christ's eternal life just as the evergreen trees remain green all winter long.  The red represents his blood shed during the crucifixion


  1. We stuck a bunch of bows on our tree one year and it looked nice with all the white and gold lights, but after that we got lazy and didn't use bows as often. I haven't used bows for presents in forever, and when I did they were the peel-and-stick kind.

  2. If a present is going to have a bow on it, it's going to be the "pre-made" sticky kind. My wife is the only one with enough patience to tie an actual bow.

  3. We don't always use bows, probably more for outside family members when we do or bigger gifts.

  4. I'm all about the "pull off the adhesive" bow. Actually... if it were up to me, I'd just throw gifts into bag and call it a day. But I wrap, because there are people in my life who deem bags to be "lazy". ;D