This morning my cousin Anne sent me a video with a song about Banbridge the town where our grandparents grew up.
There were some great photos in the video that got me thinking of what Christmas past must have been like all those years ago.
For sure there wouldn’t have been too many decorations in the homes of the working classes. Maybe some holly and mistletoe from the woods, colored pine cones and fir branches and paper chains.
The Church, that played a very important role in life, would have been so festive and much the same as it is today with advent crowns, candles and Christmas trees.
This photo was taken just a week ago at our Parish Church in Ireland Holy Trinity at Ballylesson. The Church was built in the 1790s. It looks so beautiful.
It must have really been quite impressive for your average person way back then to live through the advent season.
Lovely that these traditions are retained glad though that we each get to deck our own halls with a bit of bling today too!
Blessing # 536 – The Old & New