Monday, October 14, 2013

My Caring Cross Review




I have something quite unique to share with you and they are called My Caring Cross. I got two of them to show you just how different each one can be. As you can see from the picture above, each one is different and unique. That is what I love about them the most, that each one has it's own style and can be what the person receiving it will see.


These crosses are a reminder of something very important and something that we all could use as a daily reminder:
Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem and later died on the cross for us.

Consider giving a Olive Wood cross to remind friends and family of the sacrifice he made for us. 
The Olivewood Cross: 

 Caring Crosses 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. The Caring Cross is 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.


They come with their own individual burgundy colored velour bag and a pamphlet that explains what the crosses mean. I found the whole experience really awesome. I had no clue that the Olive Tree even existed so this was really a great educational experience for me. I guess sometimes you don't really understand things until you get the meaning behind it. And that was certainly the case for me!

 
This is what the Olive Tree looks like.
 
The olive tree is probably the most significant plant mentioned in both the New and Old Testament.  First mentioned in Genesis as the leaf brought by the dove to comfort Noah, it was the tree Jesus prayed under before the last supper.  The Olive tree also provided food, lamp oil, anointing oil and building material during ancient times.

The olive tree is an evergreen which can grow for thousands of years.  The tree admired by Hosea whose leaves have been a sign of abundance; glory and peace are still used to crown victors in the Olympic Games.  The oil from the fruit used to anoint the sick.  The olive trees of Jerusalem are pruned to remove the hard wood and open the tree so new growth can provide a bountiful cop of olives the next year.  This hard and beautiful timber is used by local craftsmen for carving.
 
 
They will make awesome gifts for your church friends, priests, pastors, church groups, bible study groups and prayer groups. They are beautifully designed and very smooth to the touch. I couldn't find any nicks or bad places in either one of the crosses that I got. Each cross is designed to fit perfectly in each person's hand so that you can hold it while praying or simply to just feel the cross when the need arises.

 
These are the pocket sized crosses.
 
You can order them in small, medium and pocket sized crosses. I like the idea of them being pocket sized because that way a boy or man can have one that will fit nicely into his pant's pocket and not be very bulky. I know if I was a man, I wouldn't want something hard to carry in my pocket, so these are perfect for them. If you know someone in your family or even just a friend who might need one of these, they have thought of everything by making it in different sizes, so there will be one size for just about everyone.
 
This is the pamphlet that comes with each cross.

I tried to copy both the front and back but it looks like the story isn't showing up too good on the back.

But, I have already given you the story in the beginning and it's the same one on the back of the pamphlet.

What a great story to share with your children! I love that this is included with each cross that you buy.


 Here are some idea's that you could use these awesome crosses for:

  • when visiting the sick
  • when sharing the life of your Church with visitors and new members.
  • when on outreach and mission trips.
  • when introducing a child through baptism, or confirmation.
  • when young minds want to connect with faith.
  • when friends have lost their way from the word.
  • when a family experiences loss.
  • when a young adult gets called to duty.

  • I bet you can think of a lot more ways to use these crosses. Gosh, it seems like we are always in need of some cheering up and these are perfect for that. Just holding them feels good and you will notice that right away. They really are quite smooth and feel amazing to the touch.
    You can order them in several different ways:

    **Caring Crosses - Our individual crosses

    **Church Mission Packs - Packs of 10 - 50 Crosses for gifts and groups

    **Wholesale / Fundraising - Packs of 20 - 100 for Fundraising or Retailors

    Connect with My Caring Cross several ways:

    Email:  mycaringcross@triad.rr.com
    Phone:  (336) 287 0137
    Contact Form | Facebook |

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    2 comments:

    desiree reilly said...

    that sound like a great gift and then i have alot of family who could use them

    Mel Dawn said...

    One of the neatest ideas for crosses is a olive wood crosses from jerusalem. Sourced directly from Jerusalem, you can't go wrong with this gift!