Custom Personalized Holy Land Olive Wood Cross | Engraved with Your Handwriting

$ 20.95

In a world of texts and emails, there's something deeply personal about a handwritten message from a loved one. Each stroke of the pen carries a piece of their spirit. Have a handwritten message from a loved one that you want to carry with you? 

Create a treasured keepsake with an exact scaled replica of your actual handwriting or that of a loved one engraved onto a Holy Land olive wood prayer cross. Prayer crosses, sometimes referred to as holding crosses, palm crosses, or comfort crosses, are individually hand-carved and smoothly sanded from a single piece of olive wood pruned from the olive trees that flourish around the holy city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus located just south of Jerusalem. 

We pray that the Holy Land olive wood prayer crosses serve as a reassuring reminder that God is with you always and everywhere. As you cling to His promises, we pray that you are comforted by the knowledge that your days are held securely in His hands.
  • Measurements: Each olive wood cross is hand carved. The measurements listed below are approximate.
    - Small cross: 2.5" x 1.5" x 0.4"
    - Large cross: 3.5" x 1.75" x 0.5"
  • Handwriting Instructions: The engravable area on each side of the cross allows space for a name, phrase or short sentence (think along the lines of 1-3 words per side on the small cross and up to 5 words max per side on the large cross).  Handwritten messages are best duplicated when they are created in dark ink. Images should be in focus with a light background. Handwritten messages are best submitted on unlined paper. If necessary, we can extract and combine whole words, phrases, or signatures from different parts of handwritten letters or cards, however, we are not able to extract individual letters to create a new sentiment. Please email your JPEG or PNG file(s) that contains the handwritten message that you would like engraved to 
  • Scripture Verse Presentation Card Options: Six scripture verse presentation card options are available. The Romans 15:13 card is included by default ("May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit").
  • Alternate Scripture Verse Cards Include:
    - Deuteronomy 31:8-9 - "The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged"

    - Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

    - John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

    - Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

    - Matthew 6:9-13/The Lord's Prayer - "Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen."
  • Quality Standards: We carefully curate and personally hand-select each olive wood comfort cross ensuring that every cross meets AA standards. (AA olive wood crosses feature grain pattern on both sides of the cross and contain no cracks or fills.) Inscriptions are deeply engraved into the olive wood. The engraving is permanent and will not wear or fade away.
  • Origin & SignificanceOlive trees have been growing in the Holy Land for thousands of years. In an area with few opportunities, the creation of olive wood comfort crosses by local Christian craftsmen supports the families of Christians in the land of Christ.
  • Sustainability: The olive wood used to create your Holy Land comfort cross has been harvested from the trimming of the olive wood tree branches. This annual pruning process is designed to improve the overall health and productivity of living trees. 
  • Packaging: Each order includes (1) uniquely grained Holy Land olive wood cross packaged in a white organza bag and gift boxed for presentation. The olive wood cross is accompanied by a scripture verse presentation card that details the significance and origins of the cross. Additional gift wrap options are available.
  • Production Timeline: Once we receive your handwriting image, the lead time to custom engrave your personalized olive wood prayer cross with your actual handwriting is 1-2 days.
  • Shipping: Free US shipping is available on orders over $100. DETAILS
  • Volume Discount: Orders of 25 or more small/large Holy Land olive wood crosses are eligible to receive a 10% discount. To redeem this offer, enter gift code HLOWCBPD25 in the gift code box at checkout. 
  • Photography of Custom Work: We regularly post images of our favorite custom creations on our website to provide customers with examples of our work. Please let us know if you prefer that we do not post images of the items that we create for you so that we may respect your request.
  • Questions: Need assistance planning your personalized design? We're here for you! We welcome you to give us a call at 757-603-8304.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Nikki M. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
    An amazing gift!

    This turned out better than I could have imagined! My husband loved it. The company was so helpful and answered all of my questions very quickly! They even sent an email with what it would look like before processing the order. I've already told people about this company and will continue to do so! Thank you!

    Hi Nikki, We so appreciate the time that you've taken to share your feedback with us! We're glad to know that your husband loves the custom engraved Holy Land olive wood cross that we created for you and are grateful that you've chosen to shop with us for this special gift. Thank you as well for recommending us to your friends and family! We're sincerely grateful for the oppotunity to be of service and hope to see you back again. Please know that we're here for you if ever we may be of service. Joy, peace, & blessings to you & yours! Kind Regards, Deborah & Rhett

    Joanne R. (Savannah, Georgia)
    So special

    I had the cross engraved with a signature of my mother in law as a gift for my son. I know he will love this cross as reminder of his grandmother! It is beautiful!

    Hi Joanne, We so appreciate the time that you've taken to share your feedback with us today! We're happy to hear that you are pleased with your son's custom engraved Holy Land olive wood cross. Having his grandmother's handwriting on it is so special and we pray that he treasures it always! Thank you again for shopping with us for this special gift. We hope to see you back again. Please know that we're here for you if ever we may be of service. Joy, peace, & blessings to you & yours! Kind Regards, Deborah & Rhett

    Betsy E. (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
    A Beautiful Tribute

    I ordered a cross with the handwritten name of my friend's late husband engraved. Beautiful!! It will be such a comfort to her as she holds it during her prayer time. Great customer service and beautiful work!

    Hi Betsy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We were honored to create this special memorial cross in remembrance of your friend's husband. We are sincerely grateful that you've chosen to shop with us for this precious gift. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if ever we may be of service. We're here for you should you need us and hope to see you back again. Until then, may God bless you & yours and keep you safe in His care! Warm Regards, Deborah & Rhett