A special blessing!
Here's an Epiphany activity - all you need is a door and chalk (or a marker and a label/painter's tape). It's a blessing for your home and special spaces.
On the lintel (top of door frame), inscribe this: 20+C+M+B+21 (use the chalk directly, or use the marker to write on the label/tape, then stick that on). Say a prayer* to bless the activities and everyone within this space during 2021!
C+M+B has two meanings: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar (the names traditionally given to the three wise travelers who brought gifts to the newborn King) – and Christus Mansionem Benedicat ("Christ, bless this dwelling").
*your prayer can be a printed prayer, or the words of your heart. What are your hopes & prayers for this new year? Talk to God about them, in your head or right out loud. Here is one prayer, from the National Altar Guild Association:
Lord God of heaven and earth,
you revealed your only-begotten Son
to every nation by the guidance of a star.
Bless this house and all who inhabit it. Fill us with the light of Christ,
that our concern for others may reflect your love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.