This morning, I attended the Christingle Service at the Parish Church of Chandler’s Ford. The church was packed with local parents and their children. Nearly 100 Christingles were given out.
Do you know the meanings of Christingle?
- The orange – represents the world
- The red ribbon – indicates the love and blood of Christ
- The ried fruits and sweets – symbols of God’s creations
- The lit candle – symbolises Jesus, the light of the world
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How To Make A Christingle? By The Children’s Society.
What you’ll need:
- 1 orange
- 1 candle
- Sheet of foil
- Red tape
- 4 cocktail sticks
- Selection of dried fruit and sweets
- Pair of scissors
- Take an orange and fasten a piece of red sticky tape around the middle.
- Cut a small cross in the top of the orange and lay a square of silver foil (75mm or 3 inches square) over it.
- Place a candle on top of the foil and wedge it firmly into the orange (the foil should catch the hot wax as it drips).
- Load four cocktail sticks with a mixture of dried fruits or sweets so that the points are covered and insert around the base of the candle.
- Store your Christingles upright in a cool place. Don’t make them too far in advance as they don’t keep for long.