Sure, you have these things from our VSCO Girl Candle and Bell cursor pack at home as winter holidays decorations, but did you ask yourself why you use them? According to history, the bells are rung throughout Christmas to announce the arrival of winter and proclaim the birth of Christ. Noisemakers were used to scare away evil spirits at night during those times. Among those early noisemakers were bells. Lighting Christmas Eve candles represents the Star of Bethlehem that guided the Magi to the manger where baby Jesus was born.