Today’s post is from last year’s Christmas devotional by Our Daily Bread. I had never heard of a Christingle before and love the symbolism. Have you ever heard of this or maybe even celebrate Christmas this way?
By Bill Crowder
December 25, 2013
In the Czech Republic and other places, the Christmas celebration includes “Christingles.” A Christingle is an orange, representing the world, with a candle placed in the top of it to symbolize Christ the light of the world. A red ribbon encircles the orange, symbolizing the blood of Jesus. Four toothpicks with dried fruits are placed through the ribbon into the sides of the orange, representing the fruits of the earth.