It’s called My Caring Cross.
Handcrafted in Bethlehem, from olive wood, by Christian artisans who earn a living wage for their labors.
Beautiful all the way around!
Caring CrossesTM are individually carved from a single unique piece of beautifully grained olive wood pruned from the olive trees around Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. Christians have been carving crosses like this for hundreds of years, originally for pilgrims and more recently tourists visiting the Holy Land. Each craftsman receives a fair price to support their family and Christian community. My Caring Crosses are designed to fit comfortably into the palm of your hand as an aid to prayer or meditation. Ideal as your spiritual companion for easing children’s fears, comforting worries and stresses of adults and focusing the prayer of the sick and elderly.
On their website you can find out more about the Caring Cross story.
I purchased two Caring Crosses (who could resist that deal!), and they are simply delightful. The unique wood-grain of the olive branches gives each cross its own personality, while the professional quality cutting and finishing leaves them smooth and well-fitted to the palm of your hand.
We are not particularly enamored of the idea of a “talisman”, but these will definately find a place in our home. Possibly as:
- A wall hanging (have you seen my wall of crosses?)
- A paperweight
- A subtle, classy desk piece / paperweight for Wolf at work
- A component of the inventive table decorations and centerpieces to which our children often treat us
- A good “busy hands” item for the youngest when we’re reading schoolwork that’s not fascinating to him
- A sweet surprise tucked into Wolf’s suitcase when he travels (blessedly rare)
- And yes, probably as a bit of a “worry stone” for those prayer times when I’m extra challenged by letting go of certain things
I will also be keeping them in mind as gifts!
Run, don’t walk, and you can order your cross(es) and pay via PayPal directly from the My Caring Cross website.
An individual cross, complete with information card and red velveteen gift bag, is only $5 + $3 shipping, or – as long as they are running their current special – you can order two crosses (with cards and bags) for just $10 (including shipping). They even have discounted larger quantities for mission work, church groups, or fundraising!
One lucky As For My House reader will receive one of these lovely crosses… Keep it for yourself, or use it as a thoughtful gift for someone you care about.
Enter using the handy-dandy RaffleCoptor form below. Entries will not be counted except by the automated RaffleCoptor processing.
My Caring Cross is providing the prize for this giveaway, shipped directly to the winner.
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