The red Christmas feather became a symbol of God’s extravagant love and forgiveness when Tom placed a new red feather on the tree after his mother’s death.
The Red Feather
Pastor Tom Elliff recalls how his mother placed a red feather from her hat onto their Christmas tree during that lean time following the war. From that Christmas on, the tree wasn’t complete until the feather occupied a place of honor among the boughs.
Celebrating the Real Beauty of Forgiveness
A Broken Feather; Broken Promises
Tom was tempted to retire the red Christmas feather when his father left his mother in 1981.
A Tradition Begins
A red feather on the tree became a symbol of God’s provision during Christmas 1946.