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Meaning behind the WiseMen Christmas Card

Monday, November 30, 2009

There is a Tradition that a Girl Friend of mine started, her name is Marleen Baack
she told me that you are to put a card above your door each year. The card can be the first card you get or from your friend or Family but you have to decide which way you are going to do it and stay with that each year. So I put the first card I get at my front door and the second card I get from family or friend at my back door.
The card she told me you put there is the Three Wisemen or the Three Kings Card
what it means - is you will have Good Luck and Good Wealth that year.
So now that you know my story decide for yourself which card goes were.
May all your Luck and Wealth come true.
God's Blessings Vicki

I found this on Internet - this was the only thing I could find that had something to do with above the door meaning.
A tradition in most of Central Europe involves writing the initials of the three kings' names above the main door of the home to confer blessings on the occupants for the New Year.
For example, 20 + C + M + B + 09. (You put the year it is at the beginning and end) The western church had the names (Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar ) It is really uncertain for sure who they were or if they were even three of them. The bible doesn't say the names or how many there were. The initials may also represent "Christus mansionem benedicat" (Christ bless this house). In Catholic parts of Germany and in Austria, this is done by so called Sternsinger (star singers), children, dressed up as the Magi, carrying the star. In "exchange" for writing the initials, they collect money for charity projects in the third world.

I found this picture they say it is from Europe

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