Category Archives: Crosses

Using Decorative Crosses to Give Your Home a Personal Touch

Rustic Cast Iron Crosses

Rustic Cast Iron Crosses

When it comes to decorating a Christian home, decorative crosses signify the story of Christian faith and are a good reminder of what your life is to be centered around. Beyond that, they can add a traditional, eclectic touch to any room in your home when displayed on a prominent wall or in a doorway.

Historically, decorative crosses are hung on doors to act as an indicator of a family’s faith or belief systems, but recently, they have become decorative tools in a whole new way, as some modern designers are arranging multiple crosses of different shapes and sizes in a cluster as a sort of focal point on large living and dining room walls. If you’re looking to use decorative crosses in your own home, either in a sentimental display or in a modern cross collage, here are some ways to use them:

Pick a Prominent Spot in Your Home and Hang Your Favorite Cross There

Sometimes, the simplest displays are the most beautiful. If you have a beautiful antique cross or a family one that was passed down to you, you probably don’t want to clutter it or steal its attention by hanging it up with a grouping of crosses that don’t have the same sentimental value. To let a special decorative cross you love take center stage, pick a wall in your home where it can easily be seen and hang it up right in the middle. Depending on its size, you can also put the cross inside of a pretty, ornate frame to give it even more of a spotlight.

Gather Your Crosses and Display Them Together on the Wall

If you want a statement wall filled with crosses that look thrown together and eclectic, you first need to gather all the crosses you want to tack up onto the wall. Look at antique stores and local craft stores. Flip through home décor magazines and browse online. The more different the crosses are from each other the more unique your end result will look. Once the crosses are collected, begin to think about how you want to arrange them on the wall. Do you want them to be lined up in rows or strewn haphazardly along the wall? Once you decide, nail them to the wall in a group and you have instant focal wall.

Display Your Crosses With Special Family Heirlooms

Another option for showing off your decorative crosses is to accompany them with things that mean a lot to you personally. Hang a cross up on the wall next to your marriage certificate or your baby’s birth announcement. Write your favorite Bible verse on a piece of paper and tuck it into one side of a decorative cross after you hang it up. Frame a special photograph and put it near your favorite cross. Doing this shows that your faith is linked to special events and people in your life, which is paramount in Christian culture.

Decorative crosses provide an easy, meaningful way to fill the walls of your home. At The Printery House, we specialize is providing you with decorative elements that are just as special to us as they will become to you. We produce beautiful, intricate crosses that can be displayed in your home as a constant reminder of the Christian faith and what it means to you.

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Why is This Wooden Cross From the Holy Land so Popular?

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Olivewood Comfort Cross

As we begin this new year, many of us may be making resolutions, lists and goals. Others may be avoiding these altogether and looking for one simple focus – the cross.

Remembering the cross in 2014 – with all its power, love and meaning – can be an amazing goal to focus on, on your own and with your family. In every milestone this year and every simple moment, the reality of the cross and the truth that God stepped down into our lives in such a human way can be a constant source of inspiration.

Although there are dozens of ornate choices for purchasing a cross, from wall art to jewelry, one of the most popular wooden crosses is the Comfort Cross. It’s been a top choice from The Printery House, a card and gift ministry of the Benedictine monks of Conception Abbey, for a long time – with some special reasons why.

Why is the Comfort Cross so popular among wooden crosses?

1. It’s made from wood from trees found in the Holy Land. For prayer or devotion, the truth that it’s made from olive trees from the hill country near Bethlehem and Jerusalem is definitely inspiring and unique.

2. The size is perfect for holding, and has a calming presence. The Comfort Cross fits easily in the palm of your hand, so it’s perfect for prayer walks, quiet devotionals, or times of anxiety and fear. It’s also great for keeping at your desk, your purse or your vehicle as a conversation starter.

3. It’s simple, beautiful and meaningful to anyone who receives one as a gift. This cross stands out from other wooden crosses because of its simplicity. Whether the recipient is Catholic or another branch of Christianity, its design appeals to everyone. It’s suited to all tastes because of its unique beauty and straightforward design. It also comes with a gift box and devotional card.

4. It’s part of the larger mission of the monks and artists of Conception Abbey to share what really matters – the love of Christ. This cross is special for so many reasons, but also because it helps promote the mission and ministry of Conception Abbey and to equip new leaders of the faith.

As noted in “My Utmost For His Highest,” there’s nothing that connects us to God like the hope of the cross, and especially when we communicate this through prayer. Why not make just one simple resolution this year:  to remember the cross daily and to pray daily. The Comfort Cross from The Printery House can be the gentle reminder you need to make this resolution a reality – and to look forward to a year of hope like no other.

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