The Spirit of Christmas
The Spirit of Christmas is an icon for children ages 3 -10 years. In the icon, we are celebrating the Incarnation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The eye of the child, upon gazing at the icon, is captivated by the glow of the North Star that leads to the Nativity of our Lord with His beloved mother, along with Joseph, His earthly father, and the magi who are bringing gifts to present to Him.
The loving spirit of giving is accentuated in that God sent His only begotten Son to the world, so that all of us who believe in Him shall be saved. The Spirit of Christmas was exemplified by this holy man, the Bishop of Myra, St. Nicholas, who offered The Spirit of Christmas to save lives by giving all that he had for his fellowman.
This icon has the humble and holy St. Nicholas offering to Santa Claus, his example of the modern era, the cross of Christ, like an athlete running in an event, who hands the baton over in a race to his fellow team member. The Spirit of Christmas is then shared with households throughout the World. The joy of giving and celebrating the Incarnation of Christ is reenacted every time people embody that Spirit of Christmas: LOVE!