Last week Marisa planned a fun, interactive session learning all about the meaning behind the popular Christingle celebration.
Our Intergenerational project at Perry House, saw the grown ups & children learn and then join in to make their very own examples together to take home.
What is Christingle? Well, the celebration is named after the Christingles that are lit during the celebration. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle. They have been part of our history for the last 50 years. We ask those who celebrate Christingle to hold a collection to support children and young people in the darkest situations imaginable.
Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:
- The orange represents the world
- The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
- The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
- The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness
As you can see, everyone enjoyed the making! Why don’t you try having a go yourself?