Christmas Facts Advent Calendar: Day 7 – Christingles

Christingles originated from a Church in Germany where a minister gave children a candle with a red ribbon around it.

Today a Christingle is made up of different elements:

  1. an orange (to represent the world)
  2. a lit candle (to represent Jesus as the light of the world)
  3. a red ribbon (to represent the blood of Jesus)
  4. 4 sticks (to represent the four compass directions and the four seasons)
  5. fruits or sweets skewered on sticks (to represent the fruits of the earth)

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