The history of Christingle can be traced back to December 1747 to a man by the name of the Reverend John de Watteville. He was the pastor of the Moravian Church in Germany. He was keen to teach the children in his church some key principles from the scriptures, which hopefully they would never forget….
The first nativity scene didn’t appear until 1223, more than a millennium after Jesus’ birth. Saint Francis of Assisi received permission from Pope Honorious 111 to stage the first nativity in an Italian cave. Present were an ox and an ass! In the Middle Ages, nativity scenes could be seen throughout the whole of Europe….