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The Real Reason Why We Decorate The Way We Do At Christmas

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6. Gingerbread Men

These iconic cookies aren't just a fun activity to do with the kids. According to the Catholic church, these cookies are meant to remind us that God created Adam in the Garden of Eden and therefore His creation is in all of us.

7. Bells

Whether they're a decoration in your Christmas tree or part of your outdoor decor, this symbol is pretty expected during the holidays. Since bells are traditionally rung at the beginning of mass in a Catholic service, they have naturally become part of the holiday.

8. Holly

We all want to have a "holly jolly Christmas," but why has this berry gotten to be so well known during the holidays? Legend says that the berries on this plant used to be white, but the blood Christ shed stained them red, and that's why it's a common Christmas decoration.

9. Tinsel

This bright and glittery decoration was introduced on to the Christmas tree to symbolize light and to ensure that darkness has no power during the holiday season.

10. Christmas Gifts

The idea behind giving and receiving gifts on Christmas started with the wise men brought their gold, herbs and myrrh to honor Jesus' birth. Now we use gifts at Christmas to spread joy among our loved ones.

What is your favorite Christmas tradition? Share with us in the comments.

Inspiration: Delish

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