Can food be shaped into Christian symbols?


#1

Is it okay to give my children cross-shaped lollipops and other candies in their Easter baskets? Not sure if this is proper or not.


#2

Yes, it’s perfectly fine. Christians have long shaped food into holy symbols. Examples include hot cross buns, which are marked with a cross; pretzels, which are twisted into praying arms; and Christmas pies, which often are shaped into the child Jesus lying in a manger.


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