Year 4 made wonderful Christingles out of oranges, candles, ribbons and sweets and recited the meaning in the candle light by the school Christmas tree. It really was a magical atmosphere!
By Abigail Fleming, Year 4
Christingle means ‘Christ Light.’
The first recording a Christingle was in 1749. It is important to Christians because it represents all things about Jesus.
The orange symbolises the world, the candle is the light of Jesus, the red ribbon is His blood and the cocktail sticks represent Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
“I thought it was calming listening to Silent Night while we held our Christingles in the dark, with just a tiny glimmer of light.”