Sets of Christmas tree decorations that help parents tell their children about the Christmas story have become a “best seller”.
The decorations are produced by the Meaningful Chocolate Company, which earlier this year produced an Easter egg with a message about Jesus’ resurrection on the box.
Now the group says the Christmas decorations have become a “best seller” and the deadline for ordering them has been extended.
David Marshall, from the company, said: “What we have realised is that once people see the decs ‘in the flesh’, they love them!”
The chocolate Christmas tree decorations are sold in a pack that includes a limited edition Christmas card, a sticker set and six Fairtrade chocolate tree decorations.
The company said at the product’s launch in September: “The Christmas story, which can be found on the card, enables adults or children to read the Christmas story while placing character stickers on the decorations.
“Once completed, the decorations can be hung on the tree as a reminder of the real meaning of Christmas and as a meaningful treat for all.”
At the time the Bishop of St Albans said: “I am delighted that, following the success of The Real Easter Egg, The Meaningful Chocolate Company has developed this great product which enables the telling of the Christmas story as well as supporting Fairtrade and charitable causes. This is a fun way for people to share that story.”
Last year the company’s Easter egg hit the headlines because some supermarkets were cautious about stocking it, fearful that the message about Jesus’ resurrection may offend unbelievers.
But other supermarkets sold the egg, and mail order stock was sold out, making it a runaway success.