Cradle-to-Cross Wreath Plus
Handcrafted from cherry wood and stained with linseed oil, the Cradle-to-Cross Wreath comes with a cross-bearing figurine engraved with Isaiah 53:5, a laden donkey figurine engraved with Luke 1:32, and two extension pieces for Lent.
In the busy preparations before Christmas, in the dark days before Easter – there is a way to keep company with Jesus.
We encourage you to forge new traditions with your family this Christmas, Lent, or Ascension season. Invite the whole family into the Light of Christ and keep company with Jesus during the journeys of:
- Advent – follow Mary and God’s Son for 24 days on the road to Bethlehem
- Lent – walk with Jesus carrying the cross to Calvary through the 40 days of Lent (wreath extensions included)
- Ascension – celebrate the 40 days from Easter to Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven
To use the Candle-to-Cross Wreath at Advent, mark the passing of the 24 days by lighting a new candle each day or by moving one lit candle each day. Be creative in how you incorporate the wreath into your family traditions and move the donkey holding Mary and God’s Greatest Gift along the wreath as your family prepares for the Birth of Christ.
At Lent, the wreath extends to 40 candle slots to help you walk alongside the cross-laden Christ as He journeys to Calvary. Light a candle each day or move one candle along the wreath, and invite your whole family into keeping company with Christ during the Lenten season.
Additionally, your family can observe the 40 days between Easter and Jesus’ Ascension with the Cradle-to-Cross Wreath, using a candle or perhaps a homemade paper flower or butterfly to trace the days until the Saviour was taken up into Heaven.
It's our quiet prayer that celebrating with this unique heirloom that directly connects Christmas to Easter to Ascension might be a torch of Christ-light to pass on for generations, making family faith memories year after year. We hope Cradle-to-the-Cross Wreath may bless your family as it has deeply blessed ours.
The regular wreath measures 16 inches by 16 inches by 3 inches and weighs 3.6 pounds.
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