Plaid NOEL, and what does NOEL mean?

Hi Everyone! I was wondering where the word NOEL came from. So I googled it. It is a French term. Here is what I found.


“English speakers borrowed the word¬†noel¬†from the French. It can be traced back to the Latin word natalis, which means “birthday,” referring to the Christian belief that Jesus was born on December 25.”

I have to tell you a story. My sixth grade teacher was a great teacher. I wish I could remember her name. One day she put on the board this message.


Then she asked us to figure out what the message meant. Of course we realized she had skipped the letter “L”. And we kept telling her she messed up. But then she told us it meant NO “L”. NOEL Merry Christmas. I have never forgotten that. God bless her for she was a great teacher.

Keep reading for more details on how we made this sign.

Luckily we have a bunch of scrap wood. You can find scrap wood at construction sites. Ask the workers and they might point you in the right direction. They throw away all the little pieces.

We already had the letters and Mom used plaid scrapbook paper to cover them. We had painted all the background green but the plaid didn’t stand out against it. So we went ahead and painted the front white. Sometimes you have to do a pivot to make things work.

We added holly and berries to the top for that added touch.

Here’s a different picture against a brick background.

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