A delightful morning when children made their own Christingles to remind them of the meaning of Christmas.
What Is A Christingle
The Christingle is made up of an orange, wrapped in ribbon, with a small lit candle and dried fruits or sweets inserted into the orange flesh and skin. The dried fruit and sweets are secured to the Christingle orange using four cocktail sticks. It is designed to appeal to children and each part of the Christingle has a symbol:
- The orange represents the world.
- The lighted candle represents Jesus Christ who is seen as the Light of the World who shows us God’s love.
- The red ribbon wrapped around the Christingle orange is a symbol of the blood of Jesus Christ which was shed for our sins. It is also a symbol of forgiveness.
- The dried fruit and sweets represent the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and the fruits of the earth of young people. (Some say the four points are those of the compass, North, East, South and West and represent the good things the world provides).