Oplatki Christmas Wafers | Pink & White | Poland | Tradition | Oplatek

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  • Buy 25 - 999999 and pay only $1.38 each

This package of oplatki consists of four wafers imprinted with images of Christmas scenes.  Three wafers are white and one is pink.  They are made from water and flour.  Your oplatki will arrive packaged in a crisp white envelope with a nativity scene on the front and the words "Glory To God In The Highest - Peace On Earth To People Of Good Will".  Read reviews from customers above...

Oplatki Christmas Wafer Details:

  • Four Wafers: 3 White, 1 Pink

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The Tradition:

The tradition of the Oplatki originated in Poland as early as the seventeenth century.  The Oplatki are enjoyed by families, typically right before the Christmas Eve meal. The entire family will gather around the table with the Oplatek. Generally, the eldest member of the family will begin the ritual by breaking off a piece of the wafer and passing it to another family member with a blessing. This blessing can simply consist of what you desire for your loved one in the upcoming year – whether it be good health, success, or happiness. The purpose of this act is primarily to express one's love for each member of his or her family.

The significance of the Oplatki Christmas wafer is in that it shadows the Eucharistic meal Catholics participate in at each Mass.  Just as we share in the Eucharist as one family in Christ and receive Christ’s love through the Eucharist, the Oplatki allows for one’s immediate family to come together and share the love they have for one another. 

Although this tradition is primarily enjoyed by the human members of the family, even the family pets can partake.  Traditionally, this corresponds to the animals that were present at Christ’s birth.  However, in current times, this can also represent the important role that pets play in the family.  The colored Oplatki are made especially for pets, although both colors are fit for human consumption.  

The Oplatki tradition is one that is easy and fun to introduce to the family at Christmas time. All it requires is a simple wafer paired with love and affection, and the willingness to share it. This is a heartwarming tradition that will enhance your family’s time together during the Christmas season.

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  • 5
    Very Satisfied With OPLATKI Purchase

    Posted by David Rutkowski on 5th Nov 2019

    This is my 2nd purchase from this company and both were received within 4 days of purchasing and I have absolutely no issues with the product. My family has this Christmas Eve tradition and I rely on Ziegler company to provide me with the Oplatki. I will continue to order from them in the future.

  • 5
    Oplatki arrived in pefect condition. Love the embossed nativity scenes

    Posted by Ar on 27th Feb 2019

    Best price on the internet! Shipping fees were low, too! Thanks for a great product!

  • 5
    Oplatky

    Posted by sevinsky@sbcglobal.net on 25th Dec 2018

    Extremely happy with purchase. Good price and arrived without breaking. Rekindled old Christmas memories. Thank You.

  • 5
    Polish Christmas wafers

    Posted by julie on 16th Dec 2018

    Fantastic ! Arrived in 2 days, completely well packaged and unbroken. Amazing - thank you!

  • 5
    Oplatki

    Posted by Michael on 7th Dec 2018

    The best price on the Internet for Oplatki. Excellent packing also and very reasonable postage.

  • 5
    Keeping the Tradition

    Posted by Penny on 13th Dec 2017

    Our order arrived quickly and was packaged so carefully! I was thrilled, as I had put off ordering this year until much later than usual. This was our first order with F.C. Ziegler Company and we will definitely be ordering again! Thank you for helping us keep the tradition!!

  • 5
    FASCINATING!

    Posted by C. Flores on 7th Nov 2017

    The two packages of Oplatki Christmas Wafers arrived very well packed and on a timely manner...Thank you very much.

    I will order again.

  • 5
    A very Polish tradition

    Posted by Scott Dembowski on 12th Dec 2016

    My family has used these for generations, and my adult children would totally freak out if we didn't have them.

    It costs more to ship these than to buy them, but I have ordered them from F.C. Ziegler for years and have never received a broken wafer. I can't say the same for the places I've used prior.

  • 5
    Wigilia Tradition

    Posted by Sharon on 6th Dec 2016

    Since moving to Utah I have purchased oplatki from Ziegler's. They always arrive in a timely manner and unbroken. I order enough to give to our priest (he's from Poland) and friends of Polish descent. Thank you for carrying them!!!