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Decorative Wall Crosses as Constant Reminders of Jesus Christ …

March 15, 2008 by  
Filed under Bedrooms, Decorating, Kitchen, Living Room

The decorative wall crosses immediately draws the attention of the family members as well as visitors as soon as they cross the threshold. These are unique mementos that can be passed on for generations.

Decorative crosses for walls can be the best gift to give and receive. There are many firms that pour their heart into making these unique wall crosses. There are handmade crosses with antique finishing. A baby cross to hang on the wall of the nursery can be personalized with initials.

There are decorative metal wall crosses that are wrapped with wire giving a rustic effect. There are many variations in the ideas – for instance one has a nail wrapped in the cross with the artist’s impression of Christ on a medallion.

There are exquisite coloured wall crosses set on gold, silver made from beads. Some wooden wall crosses are stunning and eye-catching to say the least. It takes one back in time when our Lord was nailed to the wooden cross on the Roman Highway. There are myriad designs.

From one big cross hangs many mini crosses. Another cross is shaped at the bottom like a pen and pencil stand while another is like a lamp. All can be hung from the wall. The wooden crosses are intricately carved and laced with coloured patterns.

In the archaic times, people used to hand crosses besides kids bedding to ward off the evil. Even today there are other bedding options available. People design crosses on bed linens to make do for the actual cross.

The cross is the most popular symbol of Christ, representing the crucifixion of Jesus. The cross represents the body of Christ and kept hanging from the walls of a home it will ward away unhappiness and evil.

The cross is a simple intersection of two lines at right angles. Its history goes back beyond Christianity. But the cross always had a religious significance. Crosses have been found in Egypt and Crete apart from other ancient sites.

Some say it symbolized fire – the all-powerful energy or fuel without which we cannot survive today. In Christianity the first two centuries did not see much use of the cross as it depicted a gruesome method of public execution. Then the fish symbol was very popular. In the 4th century Emperor Constantine came to use it first on the flag of Imperial Rome.

The Christians passionately regard the cross as the symbol of the suffering Jesus endured at Calvary. He was made to carry his cross and nailed to it. The cross hanging from the wall brings with it the protection of the Lord.

The cross has taken its rightful place in literature and folklore. It is used to frighten away satanic characters like Dracula. Historical crosses are of many shapes and sizes having many names – the Altar Cross, Andrew Cross, Ankh Cross, Basque Cross, and Canterbury Cross etc. These have inspired artists to make the decorative wall crosses of today.

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