Thanks to Greg and the Liturgical Arts Committee at Nativity of the Lord Church in Cudahy, Wisconsin for sharing these photos from Palm Sunday.

Curly willow is always a good choice to get the vertical line and height and fill in negative space. It draws the eye up to the crucifix. The lighting behind the tabernacle is unusual and very effective. Proper lighting on the chancel is crucial for both practical and aesthetic reasons.

Making a rosette of looped palm is a great way to add a focal point at the center- simple, yet elegant.

A touch of pussy willow or forsythia which has been forced breaks up the solid green of the palms.

The third arrangement at predella level is an unexpected and effective touch – assymmetry is refreshing to the eye.   Thanks for sharing! We love to see how others approach altar decoration. Please send in your photos. (Revdma@aol.com)

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