The Exhibit is again partnering with Joshua Tree Shelter to collecting items needed by the homeless in the area.
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From a Christian perspective the Wreath represents Jesus Christ.
In a 1988 New York Times article is states, "The evergreen wreath - its circular shape an emblem not only of perfection and unity but also of the warm, enduring sun - later became a Christian symbol for Christ's suffering and ultimate triumph over death. It is believed that the holly wreath, with its sharp, pointed leaves, first represented the crown of thorns worn by Christ on the cross, the little red berries symbolizing drops of blood. Later wreaths were formed from a variety of pines and firs, with evergreens embodying eternal life."
To expand upon the emblem of Christ's suffering and triumph over death another source says mentions a tradition that points directly to the birth of Jesus Christ. According to Christmas Forest, "The circular shape, with no beginning or end, represents eternity or life never ending. The wreaths were typically decorated with four candles, three on the exterior and one in the middle. The middle candle was lit on Christmas Eve to symbolize the arrival of the Light of the World - Jesus Christ."
The Audio was originally recorded during the Elko Live with Lori Gilbert on Dec. 4th 2014 at KELK AM 1240 Radio Station.
The Crèche Committee is reviewing with Lori the 2014 exhibit and the 10 years history.