Thursday, April 28, 2011

Product Review and Giveaway: My Comfort Cross

A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to review an olive wood comfort cross that was hand carved in Bethlehem.  I had seen and heard of comfort crosses before and I had always sort of wondered what was so special about them.

I don't know much about the other comfort crosses that you might see in catalogs, but the comfort crosses from are individually carved from a single unique piece of beautifully grained olive wood pruned from the olive trees around Bethlehem.  My Comfort Cross's mission is to ensure that the Christian artisans who carve these lovely comfort crosses receive a fair market price for their goods so that they can support both their family and the Christian community.

The folks at provided me with one of their lovely comfort crosses so I could tell you about it.  The cross came nicely packaged in a maroon velveteen drawstring bag which is suitable for gift giving.  The little comfort cross fits in the palm of your hand and not only feels nice in your hand, it's also quite beautiful.  The day it arrived I set it out on the dining room table and everyone in the house noticed it.  My five year old, in particular, was very interested in this cross.  She really liked holding it and wanted to know what we were supposed to do with it.  I let her know that you could hold it to pray and she seemed quite happy with that suggestion.

This past week, I discovered a new use for this comfort cross.  I always take religious books and a rosary to Mass with us for my younger daughter so she stays content.  On Good Friday I noticed that the family sitting behind us gave their young children crosses to hold during the service.  Then at the Easter Vigil Mass the next day, I noticed one of my religious education students holding a small crucifix during Mass.  Instantly a light went off.  This little comfort cross would be a great thing to give a small child during Mass. generously offered two comfort crosses for my blog giveaway.  To enter the giveaway tell me why you'd like to have one of these crosses and visit or like them on facebook.  Earn one extra entry each if you tweet, blog or facebook about this giveaway and provide a link back to this post.  Make sure you leave a comment here for each extra entry you earn. The giveaway ends at midnight, Friday, May 6th.  Winners will be announced on Saturday May 7th. is also offering a special deal for readers of this blog to get two comfort crosses for $12 when they use this link.


  1. What a lovely idea! I would use this for my kids at Mass, or even myself during this tough pregnancy. I love the name, and they look so beautiful. (I also liked them on FB).

    (hope this isn't a repeat. I posted yesterday, but my computer went cooky.) Thanks!

  2. I actually saw a picture of a little baby holding a comfort cross at his baptism! It was such a unique idea and something that child can treasure and use for his lifetime. What an awesom idea, to have something that that to carry you through life.

  3. What a great idea! I like the thought of having a child stay busy during Mass with something that keeps him involved in the celebration rather than a toy which steers him away from the reason we are there.

  4. This is such a great idea! My son would absolutely love this. And I love that you bring a rosary for the kids to Mass. I've never allowed toys or food at Mass...but this would be something really special. Ok, visited the website, and gonna link back to here now. Great post, Karen!


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