Beautiful red oak wood carefully stained with linseed oil. Includes Mary-on-a-donkey and Jesus-carrying-a-cross figurines, and two extensions for Lent.
(16 in. x 16 in. x 3 in., 3.6 lbs.)
- the journey of Mary with Child on a donkey travelling to Bethlehem through the 24 days of Advent
- the journey of Jesus carrying a cross to Calvary through the 40 days of Lent (candle wreath extensions included)
- (optional -- the wreath may be used to mark the next 40 days, from Easter Sunday to the Ascension of Christ, marking each day either with the movement of a candle, or a self-made paper butterfly, flower etc...)
Celebrate His Coming to the Cradle: Advent
Celebrate His Coming to the Cross: Lent
Celebrate His Coming to Conquer: Ascension
In addition, the wreath set, extended to its 40 days length, may also be used to mark the Days of Easter, the 40 days from Easter Sunday to His Ascension to Heaven . As a family, create your own marker a butterfly, a small flower, or use a candle again . . . That Christ is risen needs a whole season of celebrating! Let us be His witnesses!
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 humbly pray the Cradle-to-the-Cross Wreath may bless your family . . . as it has deeply blessed ours. Nightly gathering to move the candle one day ahead . . . move our symbol of Christ closer . . . to read Scripture together, sing hymns, pray, as the candles flicker -- this has been a bonding, God-glorifying tradition for us that we look forward to each evening throughout the hallowed seasons of Advent and Lent.