We remember this one well! Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the service, which are symbolic objects. Christingle means ‘Christ Light’ and is used to celebrate Jesus Christ as the “Light of the World”.
Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help students understand the importance of Jesus and its relevance at Christmas time.
Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle. If your students want to make their own Christingle, then take a look at what each part symbolises:
- 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
Christmas Inspired Crafts
Ooo, we do love a good craft session! It’s super fun and a good chance for students to be able to get creative and produce some fab pieces of work.
Whether it’s decorating their own festive stockings with lots of glitter and sparkle, to creating their own baubles, any kind of new craft idea will get students’ creative juices flowing.
We hope you enjoyed our Christmas traditions! If you have any ideas you’d like to share, then be sure to tweet us at @educationCity.