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The Spirit of Christmas

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New designs this week will fill you to the brim with holiday spirit. Christmas and Chanukah designs are beautiful and bright, and ready to make your holiday projects as lovely and festive as they can be.

Seasonal wreaths are warm with Christmas wishes, while new echo designs burst with bright stars behind classic Christmas motifs. The Christmas story is told in silhouette inside a frame of stars and diamonds, and holiday greetings and beloved song lyrics form lovely squares full of elegant words.

New Battenburg lace designs include Christmas ornaments in the style of "Christ's monograms" or christograms, and lace Chanukah decorations including a Menorah, a Star of David, an oil lamp, and more.

Other Chanukah designs are full of inspiring sayings, brilliant Menorahs and Stars of David, and spinning dreidels. Celebrate baby's first holiday with sweet "first Chanukah" and "first Hanukkah" designs.

Scroll down the page to see these festive and bright holiday designs! Order them today!

Free project instructions

A gorgeous holiday wreath is a stunning showcase for new Battenburg lace ornaments. Click here for free project instructions!

 


Celebrate the Season Wreaths

Christmas wreaths are a beautiful and traditional way to decorate for the season. Fresh greenery and poinsettias, mistletoe and holly, and bells and bows ring in the holidays with colorful style. Stitch "Joy to the World" and "Rejoice!" wreaths onto pillows, table linens, wall hangings, stockings, sweatshirts, and more for a classic holiday decoration.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.42"X5.85" and 5.30"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.51"
  Available in three sizes:
6.15"X5.86" and 5.09"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.67"


Christmas is a merry time and a happy time, and with the wreaths below, you can have both! Brighten home decor and apparel with pretty poinsettias and bows, unified by a delicate wreath. The wreath on the left says "Merry Christmas" and the one on the right wishes you a "Happy Christmas."
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.44"X5.86" and 6.15"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.04"
  Available in three sizes:
7.44"X5.86" and 6.15"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.04"


"Hallelujah!" and "Alleluia!" exclaim these angelic holly wreaths. Pillows, table linens, wall hangings, and more will be perfect landing spots for these divine embellishments.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.66"X5.86" and 5.52"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.39"
  Available in three sizes:
6.66"X5.86" and 5.52"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.39"


Celebrate the Season Wreaths Design Packs


Ring in merry and bright holiday decor and apparel with a Celebrate the Seasons Wreaths Design Pack! Classic Christmas elements combine with beautiful greenery for a traditional and elegant seasonal look.
 

Celebrate the Season Wreaths Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



All is Bright with Echoes

All is Bright with Echoes designs join the ever growing and popular line of echoes designs. Below, classic Christmas scenes and angels populate the foreground, while bright stars and filigree form graceful backdrops. The combination is overflowing with Christmas spirit!

Baby Jesus lies in his manger, gazing at the stars above, while on the right the Holy Family is framed by the outline of a stable as the stars dance around them. Just perfect for pillows, wall hangings, and more.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.69" and 4.86"X5.53" and 3.40"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.54" and 4.85"X5.41" and 3.45"X3.86"


The Three Wise Men, or Magi, are guided by the Star of Bethlehem as they journey to bring their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the newborn Jesus. In the design on the right, three shepherds make their way to Bethlehem to celebrate the birth of Christ.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.73" and 4.86"X5.56" and 3.36"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.89" and 4.86"X5.70" and 3.31"X3.86"


Angels float in celestial skies in beautiful seasonal designs. A female angel on the left and a male angel on the right are lovely on tree skirts, table linens, stockings, and more.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.83"X6.95" and 4.78"X5.70" and 3.55"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.84"X6.71" and 4.80"X5.51" and 3.36"X3.86"


All is Bright with Echoes Design Packs


Brighten your holidays with an All is Bright with Echoes Design Pack! The Christmas story is told in graceful designs featuring Jesus, the Holy Family, the Wise Men, shepherds, and angels, all framed by flowing filigree and glowing stars.
 

All is Bright with Echoes Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Christmas Miracle in Silhouette

A trio of shapes holds the scene of the Christmas miracle in silhouette. The Holy Family is framed by the shepherds and the Wise Men while brilliant stars surround them all. A special and stunning design just right for framed embroidery, pillows, wall hangings, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.84" and 7.80"X4.84" and 6.86"X4.26"


Holy Night Squares

Christmas sayings and song lyrics make up elegant squares full of warm holiday feeling. Open areas give a fresh airy look to these designs, while the flowing letters are graceful and the sentiments they express, timeless. Stitch onto pillows, towels, wall hangings, and more for a unique and heartfelt holiday decoration!

A star in the center is surrounded by "This is a Time for Joy," "This is a Time for Love," "O Holy Night," and more, while in the design on the right, the Holy Family in silhouette is nestled within "Christ is Born," "A Child is Born in Bethlehem," "Joy to the World," and other seasonal words. Express warmest wishes to your family and friends with these lovely designs.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.73"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.91" and 4.86"X4.88" and 3.84"X3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.67"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.95" and 4.85"X4.92" and 3.84"X3.87"


An angel proclaims the good news as "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Christ is Born," "Glory to the Newborn King," and more beautiful Christmas sentiments scroll gracefully around her.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.61"X7.79" and 5.86"X6.00" and 4.86"X4.96" and 3.89"X3.87"


Holy Night Ornaments (Battenburg Lace)

The beautiful ornaments below are similar to "Chrismons" (a combination of the phrase "Christ's Monograms"). Since early Christianity, the word "chrismon" has traditionally referred to any symbol or figure reminiscent of the name of Christ. "Chrismon" ornaments were first made at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Virginia, in 1957.

The designs below represent a variety of Biblical and theological concepts. They are meaningful and lovely additions to Christmas trees at church and in the home. They also make lovely wreath embellishments -- see Kenny's ornament wreath project instructions.

In the design on the left, a cross is combined with a circle to represent the Celtic Christian Cross. On the right, the Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.42"X6.19" and 3.49"X4.88" and 2.76"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
4.82"X6.09" and 3.86"X4.87" and 3.05"X3.84"


On the left, the "Triquetra" originally meant "triangle" and has historically been used as a religious symbol of things and persons that are threefold, such as the Trinity, while the circle represents eternity. The butterfly on the right is a symbol of Christ's resurrection.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.84"X5.83" and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.84"
  Available in three sizes:
5.83"X5.83" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.85"


A crown represents the majesty and royalty of Christ, while an angel comes as a messenger of God.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.22"X3.57" and 4.89"X2.82" and 3.87"X2.23"
  Available in three sizes:
6.18"X5.11" and 4.86"X4.03" and 3.87"X3.18"


The Iota-Chi Cross on the left is a combination of letters symbolic for Jesus Christ, and the Iota Eta Sigma on the right are Greek characters, the first three letters in the name "Jesus."
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.28"X6.02" and 4.27"X4.86" and 3.42"X3.90"
  Available in three sizes:
5.83"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.87" and 3.83"X3.85"


The Ichthys is from the Greek word for fish, and is an acronym for "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior." On the right, a Cross and Crown is a traditional Christian symbol often interpreted as the reward in heaven (the crown) coming after the trials in this life (the cross).
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.17"X3.69" and 4.85"X2.91" and 3.84"X2.29"
  Available in three sizes:
4.98"X6.12" and 3.96"X4.87" and 3.15"X3.88"


The Fusileew -- Omega and Cross -- represent Jesus as the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. The Triangle Trinitarian on the right symbolizes one deity in three persons.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.05"X6.12" and 3.24"X4.90" and 2.57"X3.88"
  Available in three sizes:
5.87"X6.46" and 4.43"X4.88" and 3.52"X3.86"


Holy Night Ornaments (Battenburg Lace) Design Packs


Holy Night Ornaments (Battenburg Lace) Design Packs are filled with elegant and beautiful ornaments, perfect for adding meaning to Christmas trees in the home and in the church.
 

Holy Night Ornaments (Battenburg Lace) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 12 designs, priced at only $19.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Lights of Chanukah (Battenburg Lace)

Celebrate Chanukah with beautiful Battenburg lace designs! The Menorah holds nine candles, one to be lit for each of eight nights, and an extra light, or "shamash," which is placed in a distinct location (a little higher, lower, or to the side of the others) and also lit each night. On the right, the Star of David is also known as the Shield of David, and is an ancient symbol of Judaism.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.78"X5.82" and 4.81"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.89"
  Available in three sizes:
5.27"X6.08" and 4.85"X5.59" and 3.33"X3.85"


Lamps appear in the Torah as a symbol of "lighting" the way for the righteous, the wise, and for love and other positive values. The oil lamp and its light were important household items, and were used for many spiritual rituals. A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top, and each side bears a letter of the Hebrew alphabet which form the acronym for "A Great Miracle Happened There." In Israel, the fourth side is often inscribed with the letter "Pei," making it "A Great Miracle Happened Here." In the dreidel game, when the letter "Nun" on the right comes up, it means "nothing," and so the player does nothing.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.08"X4.60" and 4.87"X3.67" and 3.87"X2.90"
  Available in three sizes:
3.73"X6.11" and 2.96"X4.84" and 2.33"X3.83"


A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top, with a Hebrew letter on each side, played with during the Jewish holiday of Chanukah. On the left is the letter "Gimel" and on the right is the letter "Hey." When playing dreidel, if a player's spin lands on "Gimel" they get the whole pot -- usually pennies, nuts, chocolate chips, or raisins -- as "Gimmel" means "everything" in Hebrew. "Hey" means "half," and in this case the player gets half of the pot.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
3.73"X6.11" and 2.96"X4.84" and 2.33"X3.83"
  Available in three sizes:
3.73"X6.11" and 2.96"X4.84" and 2.33"X3.83"


On the left, if a player lands on "Shin" they have to add a game piece to the pot. On the right is the letter "Pei," making the acronym on the dreidel stand for "A Great Miracle Happened Here."
     
 
Available in three sizes:
3.73"X6.11" and 2.96"X4.84" and 2.33"X3.83"
  Available in three sizes:
3.73"X6.11" and 2.96"X4.84" and 2.33"X3.83"


Lights of Chanukah (Battenburg Lace)


Celebrate Chanukah with beautiful Battenburg lace decorations in the Lights of Chanukah (Battenburg Lace) Design Pack. They're sure to brighten all manner of home decor and holiday projects!
 

Lights of Chanukah Ornaments (Battenburg Lace)

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Festival of Lights

Chanukah is also called the Festival of Lights, and commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. In the design on the left, the Jewish proverb "I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders" encircles a Star of David. The Menorah on the right is surrounded by the words "Colorful candles burning bright, each lit on eight very special nights" Chanukah is observed by the kindling of the lights of a Menorah.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.54" and 6.06"X5.85" and 4.72"X4.56"
  Available in three sizes:
7.65"X7.80" and 5.75"X5.86" and 4.77"X4.86"


A bright Menorah is surrounded by the quote, "May the lights of Chanukah usher in a better world for all humankind" on the left, and "May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind" on the right. As a universally practiced "beautification" of the mitzvah, the number of lights lit on the Menorah is increased by one each night. The purpose of the Chanukah lights is not to light the house within, but for "illumination of the house without," so that passersby should see it and be reminded of the holiday's miracle.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.47" and 6.14"X5.86" and 5.09"X4.86"
  Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.40" and 6.17"X5.85" and 5.11"X4.84"


Words from the song "Hanukkah O Hanukkah" frame a Menorah, and a dreidel spins beside the lyrics from the song "I Have a Little Dreidel."
     
 
Available in two sizes:
7.81"X5.50" and 6.86"X4.83"
  Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.09" and 7.81"X4.23" and 6.86"X3.72"


"Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious Psalm, the mystic lights of emblem, and the Word" is the inspiring Chanukah quote stitched out in the design below. Beautiful on pillows, wall hangings, in framed embroidery, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.75"X6.46" and 7.02"X5.86" and 5.83"X4.86"


Festival of Lights Design Packs


Brighten your holiday decor with all the fabulous designs in the Festival of Lights Design Pack. Warm and inspiring song lyrics, quotes, and phrases paired with traditional Chanukah motifs are heartfelt additions to all kinds of projects!
 

Festival of Lights Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Miracle of Chanukah

Dreidels spin and dance in open and airy designs just right for embellishing holiday towels, wall hangings, table linens, and more! Classic lines give these designs a timeless look, making them perfect for decorating items that can be can be used in holiday celebrations year after year.

A dreidel and filigree feature shows the letters on all four sides of the dreidel, and is energetic with movement and flowing lines. Perfect for all kinds of holiday projects!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.39" and 4.79"X6.86" and 2.70"X3.86"


Run a bright and classic dreidel border along table linens, pillow shams, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.87" and 6.00"X1.91" and 3.86"X1.18"


Corners look great on towels, table linens, T-shirts, and more. See the article Classic and Creative Corners for even more great ideas for corner placement. On the right, a dreidel accessory is a smart addition to smaller items.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.97" and 4.84"X4.93" and 3.79"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.56"X3.01"


Miracle of Chanukah Design Packs


Celebrate with the Miracle of Chanukah Design Pack, and spruce up all manner of decor and apparel for the holidays. Classic dreidels and flowing filigree make decorations with enduring appeal. Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all of the designs.
 

Miracle of Chanukah Design Packs

The large and medium size packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! The small size pack contains 4 designs, priced at only $6.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Love and Light

"May love and light fill your home and heart at Chanukah" is the heartfelt sentiment expressed in the design below. A beautiful Menorah is intricate yet simple, and the candles are all lit with glowing flames. A lovely centerpiece design for lots of Chanukah projects.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X6.20" and 7.38"X5.85" and 6.05"X4.82"


This design is similar to the one above, with the phrase "May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah."
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X6.20" and 7.38"X5.85" and 6.05"X4.82"


The words "Happy Chanukah" are centered within crisp, flowing lines. Light and lovely on table linens for holiday place settings.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X4.84" and 7.82"X4.00" and 6.89"X3.51"


Wish a "Happy Hanukkah" to family and friends!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X4.84" and 7.82"X4.00" and 6.89"X3.51"


My First Chanukah

Commemorate baby's first Chanukah or Hanukkah with the sweet designs below. Bibs, onesies, blankets, and more will be perfect for the occasion with these bright designs.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.50"X2.99" and 3.86"X2.11"
  Available in two sizes:
5.50"X2.99" and 3.86"X2.11"


Dreidels are wrapped in bows, wishing baby a happy first Chanukah or Hanukkah.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.18"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.64"
  Available in two sizes:
5.49"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.43"


Tell someone you love "I Love You a Latke" in a design sure to bring a smile to everyone!
 
 
Available in two sizes:
5.49"X2.81" and 3.85"X1.97"

 

You'll be moved by the Spirit of Christmas when you see all the beautiful projects in the Stitchers Showcase. The miracle of Christmas unfolds on wall hangings and quilts, while angels proclaim the good news on stockings and in 3D lace. So many projects, and all overflowing with Christmas spirit! Click on the pictures below to learn more about each fabulous project, and be sure to visit the Stitchers Showcase to see all the beautiful Christmas projects sent in by stitchers like you.

Want to share pictures of your work? We'd love to see them! Send photos and details about your work to stitch@emblibrary.com.
 
The Reason for the Season Sparkling Sky Nativity Scene Clever and Crafty Christmas Card Holders
 
Luxe O Come Emmanuel Banner Elegant Nativity Tree Skirt Reason for the Season Quilt
 
Spirit of the Season Silent Night Story Angelic Lace 3D
 
Stained Glass Nativity Wall Hanging Holy Night Church Banner Family Style Stockings
 


Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!