Letter C > C is for Candle and Christmas
is for Inn
is for Jesus
Bible > The Birth of Jesus
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> Christmas Candle Craft
Holidays and Events
Holiday Lights >
Light is meaningful in holiday celebrations in many cultures.
Share basic information about the Christmas holiday
below. Read a related Bible story, picture book, video, sing a song or read a
Holiday information >
is a yearly holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus, the central
figure of the Christian faith. The events of his birth are
described in the Bible's New Testament.
Here is Bible text Luke
2: 1-20. At the top of the page you can choose a different
Bible version and language. Discuss at your discretion.
King James Version > The Birth of Jesus
And it came to pass
in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that
all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was
first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be
taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went
up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the
city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house
and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with
Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that,
while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be
And she brought
forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and
laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were
shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their
flocks at night. 9
An angel of
the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around
them, and they were terrified. 10
But the angel
said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great
joy that will be for all the people. 11
Today in the town of
David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12
This will be a sign to you: You
will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
The Shepherds and the Angels
Suddenly a great
company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising
God and saying,
14 "Glory to
God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor
When the angels
had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another,
"Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened,
which the Lord has told us about."
So they hurried off
and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17
When they had seen
him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about
this child, 18
and all who heard it
were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19
But Mary treasured
up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20
returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had
heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Online resource: Christmas
Activity > Christmas Printable Candle
Review the significant symbols in the craft:
The candle has an simple outline of Mary holding newborn
Jesus. Two holly leaves and berries frame the bottom.
Holly is a traditional decoration during Christmas, particularly to make
Craft instructions >
1. Print on sturdy paper or card stock.
2. Color if applicable with the holiday colors.
3. Cut out and assemble > paste large oval to back of candle,
paste flame, paste the two holly leaves and berries as shown.
4. Optional > Write a holiday message on the oval above the
Uses for craft > Ornament, gift tag, greeting card (paste to
folded paper and write greeting message inside), add to a wreath or
other similar decoration.
Activity > Nursery Rhyme Adaptation (ages 18 months-5):
Twinkle, twinkle Christmas lights,
Sharing lights on joyful nights,
Twinkle, twinkle Christmas lights,
Baby Jesus was born this night.
Other learning activities >
Alphabet Letter C is for Candle and Christmas >
C worksheet and mini-book program. Print the four or eight word
search game with writing tracers or blank lines to practice
letter C and it features the word candle.
Select a Bible based alphabet printable materials, which include
coloring page, and handwriting worksheet.
I is for Inn or Letter
J is for Jesus
Holidays Lights > Candle Theme
There are other similar holiday candle crafts for Hanukkah,
Kwanzaa and St.
Review other printable materials listed in the instructions
*coloring and writing materials