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By gingerdelight    
It was our Christingle Service at St Giles' Church yesterday afternoon. I took a lot of photographs but mostly of the children with their candles lit; unfortunately I am unable to publish these on a public website as they can be identified (sign of the times Sad). So I am uploading a close up of the pre-lit Christingles and, as V2, a giant Christingle made by one of our clergy and her husband!

Still very busy, as I suppose most people are this time of year. Had a sprinkling of snow this morning but it has all gone now, thank goodness! Back to work tomorrow!

Take care,


Tags: Christmas Sweets Oranges Close-up and macro Candles Seasonal Christingle

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 7:19PM
yum yum Tongue v1 for me nice one carol Wink

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 7:23PM
V1 for me too, eminently scoffable and beautifully colourful.
9 10 10 England
3 Dec 2012 7:26PM
This sounds like a lot of fun Carol and I'm sure was enjoyed by you all. I've enjoyed the shots.Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 7:34PM
V1 for me Carol, so colourful and almost yummie
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
3 Dec 2012 7:41PM
Both fine captures, Carol, with the crisp outlines in V 2 my favourite, but V 1 does fill the frame with colour.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 7:49PM
V1 for me for all the different angles and all the different sweets - Christingle with a modern twist.
3 Dec 2012 8:09PM
Lovely detailed, colourful images Carol. Couldn't choose one over the other. Don
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 8:18PM
Snap - I've uploaded oranges too - though not as Christingles
v2 for me Carol, although v1 is a lovely combination of colours and shapes
Its hard when you get super captures of children and cannot use them - I battle with this at school, at church with holiday clubs .....................and even with my grandchildren !!!!!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 8:19PM
I did about 80 of these last year, they are great fn to put together especially with glasses of mulled wineSmileSmile
3 Dec 2012 8:36PM
Two excellent captures Carol
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
3 Dec 2012 9:01PM
V1 is a lovely, colourful frame-filler!

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 9:08PM
One of the true delights at Christmas time.

Regards Nathan
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 10:01PM
Oranges are une of the things that the Three Wise Men use to bring us as a present the nitgh before the 6th of January, when I was a child Carol.Grate shot, brings lots of memory
moiral 8 12 Scotland
3 Dec 2012 10:22PM
Political correctness gone mad regarding kid's photos - although I can to an extent understand why. I am lucky that my nieces and friend do not mind me uploading their children. Good shots though, and I love all the colours in V1. Moira
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 10:33PM
These do look yummy apart from candles stuck in orange flesh.
I've never heard of a Cristingle Service before. Is that a Church of England tradition?
Pity you can't use the children's photos. I bet they looked angelic.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Dec 2012 12:46AM
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Dec 2012 6:44AM
Two lovely examples of Christmas festivities, Carol, well captured. Carol
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2012 7:54AM
Two charming and colourful images!
4 Dec 2012 8:19AM
good image

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
4 Dec 2012 2:18PM
I've never seen oranges decorated like this before! Sounds like you had a fun time...two great captures, Carol...and V1 looks especially yummy! Grin
Trev Smile
fantastic colour here carol,excellent work indeed.rayWinkWinkWink
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2012 7:24PM

Quote:These do look yummy apart from candles stuck in orange flesh.
I've never heard of a Cristingle Service before. Is that a Church of England tradition?

Hi Kate (and any others who don't know the Christingle tradition). Here's a quick explanation:

A Christingle is a symbolic object, related to the pomander, used in the advent services of many Christian denominations. A Christingle consists of:

-an orange representing the world;
-a red ribbon around it representing the blood of Christ;
-dolly mixtures, dried fruits or sweets skewered on cocktail sticks pushed into the orange, representing the fruits of the earth and the four seasons;
-a lit candle pushed into the centre of the orange, representing Jesus Christ as the light of the world.
4 Dec 2012 7:41PM
Both good captures full of colour
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
9 Dec 2012 9:48PM
good colourful shot,i know what you mean about the kids and it is sad that at this time of year you cant show them being happy ,hope you and them enjoyed the day.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 7:52AM
SmileSmileSmileSmile you are featured s2 piccy at the moment
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
13 Dec 2012 11:54AM
I'd never heard of Christingles! I love how V1 looks like a bunch of oranges puffing on cigars GrinGrinGrin

phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 7:35PM
Lovely colourful Images....Phil
Tibetan 5 3 England
16 Dec 2012 2:41PM
Some one is going to have fun with those Carol, nice colourful shot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
astyag 10 12
20 Dec 2012 11:33PM
Liked both versions. Pity we can't see more, but that's fine Smile well done

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