Today there was Messy Church at Acharacle, in Shielbridge Hall. The Christmas story has been told many times recently and today we heard the story behind on of the Christmas traditions - how the tree came to be decorated.
There's an old story of a fir tree sheltering the holy family. The tree was so happy to have done so that it shed tears which then froze into icicles, the first decorations.
We played traditional games, decorated and pinned icicles onto a large tree drawn onto lining paper, iced icicle-shaped biscuits and ate a large tea together.