What is a Christingle and how do you make one?
The origins of Christingle services are unknown but the word means ‘Christ Light’ and celebrates Jesus coming as the light of the World to show people the way to God.
The orange is round like the world. It means that God’s love is for everybody, everywhere.
The candle symbolises Jesus. He talked about himself as light coming into a dark place. Christians believe he brought people God’s love into the world in a new way.
The red ribbon goes all around the ‘world’. It is a symbol of Jesus’ blood – a reminder that he died for the people of the world.
The four sticks point in all directions representing the four directions: North, South, East and West. It’s another symbol that God’s love is for everyone. The fruit, nuts and sweets represent all God’s good gifts to us.