There is no connection of Christ's birth and what we celebrate as the "Christmas season" in the Bible. No command to celebrate Christ's birth at all. However, these verses are perfect when we do consider Christ coming into our world to be our salvation.
I wouldn't buy new burlap or fabric. I'm all about reusing. I'm thinking cutting rags, old ripped clothing, Matt's used golf towels. Just random pieces of scrap fabric to make a shabby chic garland for the Christmas tree.
Pinner said - i created this based on a pinterest post... paint canvas, brush in tree, cricut the JOY letters, and glued on buttons, and then clear coat with modpodge... love this! the original pin of instructions is on my "a very merry CHRISTmas" board