This is a Christian
themed coordinated web set I created based on the Madonna and child
with Christmas. The story of Christmas is based on the
biblical accounts given in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of
Luke. According to these accounts, Jesus was born to the
Virgin Mary, assisted by her husband Joseph, in the city of Bethlehem.
Above you see a sample of how a web page title could be inserted into
the Christmas title image created for this set. A blank of
clip art is in the .zip file
below. If you don't have a graphic
program capable of inserting a page title, e-mail me and I
it for you as
time allows. Below you will find the Christmas star
graphic divider and bullet designed for this page. Christmas
coordinating navigation graphics that could be placed at the
bottom of each page if appropriate are also included.
festivities often combine the commemoration of Jesus' birth with
various customs, many of which have been influenced by earlier winter
festivals. Traditions include the display of Nativity scenes,
Holly and Christmas trees, the exchange of gifts and cards, and the
arrival of Father Christmas (Santa Claus) on Christmas Eve or Christmas
morning. Popular Christmas themes include the promotion of
goodwill, compassion and peace.
most places around the world, Christmas Day is celebrated on December
25. It is preceded by Christmas Eve on December 24, and in some
countries is followed by Boxing Day on December 26. The Armenian
Apostolic Church observes Christmas on January 6, while certain old
rite or old style Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas on
January 7, the date on the Gregorian calendar which corresponds to 25
December on the Julian Calendar. The date as a birthdate for Jesus is
merely traditional, and is not widely considered to be his actual date
Nativity refers to the birth of Jesus. Remembering or
re-creating the Nativity is a central way that Christians celebrate
Christmas. The Eastern Orthodox Church practices the Nativity
Fast in anticipation of the birth of Jesus, while much of the Western
Church celebrates Advent. In some Christian churches,
children perform plays re-telling the events of the Nativity, or sing
carols that reference the event. Some Christians also display
a small re-creation of the Nativity, known as a Nativity scene, in
their homes, using figurines to portray the key characters of the
event. Live Nativity scenes are also performed, using actors
and live animals to portray the event with more realism.
the Reformation, Protestants condemned Christmas celebration as
"trappings of popery" and the "rags of the Beast". The
Catholic Church responded by promoting the festival in an even more
religiously oriented form. Following the Parliamentary
victory over King Charles I during the English Civil War, England's
Puritan rulers banned Christmas, in 1647. Pro-Christmas
rioting broke out in several cities, and for several weeks Canterbury
was controlled by the rioters, who decorated doorways with holly and
shouted royalist slogans.
used for the sample title and buttons above is called: "La Bamba LET"
To save, you may download the .zip file which
includes the Christian Christmas graphics, clip art, instructions and
template. Do not link to the graphics on this page!
Please note that this set is free to use on personal websites only
(donations are always appreciated). Those sites that hope to
generate income (business site) there is a one time $10 minimum
requested donation payable through Pay Pal.
Whether it is a commercial or personal web site, a text link to this
site MUST appear on all pages you use these designs on. Below
is a suggested format:
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