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Oplatki Christmas Wafers (Oplatek)

Oplatki Christmas Wafers (Oplatek)

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Product Description

  • Oplatki “Angel Bread”
  • Long standing Christmas tradition
  • Unite the family

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Polish, Slovak and Lithuanian families observe the centuries-old Oplatki Christmas Tradition. The word Oplatki means "Angel Bread". Sometimes you will see Oplatki spelled as Oplatky or Oplatke, and you will also see the singular version, Oplatek. The wafers, which are 5 1/2in. x 2 3/4in., come with 4 beautiful Christmas images, such as the Nativity or the Star of Bethlehem stamped on the wafer. Each wafer comes in an envelope with the Oplatki tradition printed on the back.

The back of the envelope reads:

"The word Bethlehem means "House of Bread." The breaking of the bread is a sign of charity, unity, and friendship. Religious family traditions and customs bring the truths of Faith into the home. One of these beautiful Christmas customs is the Christmas Wafer. A Wafer bearing a simple design commemorative of Christ's birth is broken by the head of the family and distributed to each member. With a simple prayer for God's grace and the welfare of the present and absent members of the family, the head family member breaks the Wafer and distributes it, a piece to each one at the table. While doing so each member of the family is kissed and is wished a joyful feast. The other family members then greet one another in the same way.

The spiritual lesson in this age old custom is unity of the family - the main pillar of society. The bond of unity is the Christ-like charity that should exist amongst the members of the family. The father of the family is the link in the unbroken chain of One Body, One Bread, One Christ, and One Church. The family joins him in this eternal procession no matter where they are. For there is a universal longing by men to be always with one another, with God.

All this brings to mind clearly our charity for one another, to seek salvation together. Family customs remind us that we seek and obtain salvation with the help of others at all times."

  • White & Pink Wafers: Sold in a set of 10 (Item #9990270), which contains 8 white wafers and 2 pink wafers; in a set of 20, which contains 16 white wafers and 4 pink wafers (Item #9990271); a set of 50, which contains 40 white wafers and 10 pink wafers (Item #9990337); or in a set of 100, which contains 80 white wafers and 20 pink wafers (Item #9990338)
  • White Only Wafers: Sold as a Set of 10 white wafers (Item #9990410); a set of 20 white wafers (Item #9990411); a set of 50 white wafers (Item #9990412); or a set of 100 white wafers (Item #9990413)

Ingredients: Only whole wheat flour and water is used to produce this product. The manufacturing facility does not bake or package any other product so there is no chance of cross contamination possible. They also do not use any baking sprays so breads are 100% wheat flour and water.

Dimensions & Specifications

  • The envelopes measure 7-1/2" x 5-1/2"
  • Wafers measure approx. 2.75” x 5.6”
  • Occasion: Christmas

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Reviews - Oplatki Christmas Wafers (Oplatek)

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4.81
(4.81/5 Stars, 104 Ratings) Based on 104 Reviews
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Christmas magic


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Review: I ordered this product a little too late to have it in time for Christmas but not to worry. When it did arrive my 9 year old son told me that it was his true Christmas wish to finally have it. It reminds us all of my beloved mother who always served it on Christmas eve.The Oplatki are beautiful. Thank you for the precious gift of the memory of my Slovak mother and grandmother.

Xxx


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Review: Very excited to introduce the tradition to my family.

OPLATKI


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Review: VERY GOOD. ENJOYED THEM ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

Just what I wanted


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Review: My family always celebrated Christmas Eve with Oplatki. The only place we got them was from a Polish church in South Boston. Finding them on site was such a surprise. I ordered 20 to share with my faith formation students and gave each one of them as a gift to share with their families. Each one came in its own envelope and the sotry behind the Christmas wafer which was perfect for gift giving. Not one was broken! There were three different patterns - all beautiful.

oplatki


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Review: The wafers were a really big hit many of those present at Mass didn`t know about the custom. Fr. blessed the wafers and they were shared by all.There was not one broken wafer in all the ones I ordered. Very pleased.

Oplatki Christmas Wafers


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Review: Having grown up in a strong Polish community, Oplatki were easy to find. Since we moved away we have not been able to carry on the tradition I grew up with. It was such a great find and am happy and grateful that my family can now be part of what I grew up with. Thank you.

Awsome


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Review: I love them!!! beautiful tradition and the size and presentation of the product is beautiful

Not Quite


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Review: We received the Oplatki. They were a hit. But we ordered the "White only" and got a mix. Did it ruin the day? No... was there a reason we had ordered white only? Yes, which is the cause of my disappointment.

Oplatki


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Review: My second year ordering Oplatki. Excellent value, timely delivery, enough to share with friends & family. Wonderful tradition for Christmas Eve.

Oplatki wafers


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Review: I order these every year and am always pleased with them. They come unbroken and people like the pictures. I use them to share Christmas with friends and family.

Beautiful tradition


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Review: Buy these every year and then donate them to our Church to be given away by the Knights of Columbus. It has started/restarted many traditions with many of our parish families. The wafers are beautiful and each are contained in their own an envelope with a description of the Oplatki history and their significance. Reminds me of the wafers we used to get straight from Poland when I was a child.

Oplatek


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Review: Product was exactly as described, at a very reasonable price, and was delivered very quickly.

Christmas Oplatki


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Review: The product was as described. Came quickly and in good condition

Oplatky


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Review: Thank you for making it easy to purchase oplatki. So happy to be able to carry on a beautiful Christmas tradition.

Op?atek order


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Review: Last year my sister used the last of her oplatek, and was wondering how she was going to get more. The Catholic Company sent me a notice that oplatki was now available so I immediately ordered 10 sheets for each of us. It's a Polish tradition we've practiced for well over 65 years. It seems to be much more readily available back East,and we both live in California now.The oplatki came wrapped (sturdily) in a box packed with bubble-wrap and arrived quite quickly after being ordered. Thanks!

Just What I Ordered


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Review: Each year we purchase the Oplatek Christmas Wafers from the Catholic Company for resale in our religious goods store. We have a large Polish population, and they continue this tradition annually on Christmas Eve. We've always been satisfied with the product and especially like the decorative Fontanini imaged envelops they come in. Great product, great buy. We'll be back next year!

Oplatki Christmas Wafers


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Review: It was a nice addition to Christmas.

Gift of Faith


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Review: I purchased the Christmas Wafers as a spiritual gift for my sister and her family. When they arrived she called to tell me that she gets them every year but this year never got around to it. How thrilled she was when my gift to her arrived. Since I won't be seeing her for Christmas, she kindly sent a wafer to me. So in spirit we will still be sharing a Blessed Christmas together in heart. Thank you. I am sooo glad I found this site.

Oplatki


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Review: The Christmas wafers remind me of my childhood. They are narrower then I remember but the embossed scenes are still as beautiful as I remember them. We were given them at Christmas Eve supper, so at this time can not tell you if the texture is the same. I have given them to relatives for them to share on their supper at Christmas Eve.

A blessing!


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Review: I invited my prayer group to my house for a potluck Christmas breakfast. After the meal, I broke off a piece of the wafer and passed it to the woman sitting next to me and said a prayer. We repeated this gesture around the table, and everyone said they would like to do it with their families on Christmas day. I gave them each a package of the Christmas wafer as a gift before they left. We were all blessed!

Oplatki


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Review: I have been mailing with cards, thank you so much for offering such an important part of Christmas.

Tradition


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Review: I purchased these to give to my three children, living all over the world. It helps to continue traditions and your products make that possible.

oplatki Christmas wafers


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Review: When I was a young child I remember my mother getting Oplatki from relatives from Poland; they would send us some every Christmas. So when I saw these it brought back childhood memories. I didn't know what the pink ones were for because our relatives only sent white ones. I am in my seventies so most of my family are gone, but my children are still here and grandchildren so I hope to pass this on to them

just what i wanted


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Review: So nice to have this for Christmas. came in good condition too.

Oplatki


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Review: Beautiful, thank you so much. My parents are thrilled to have received them! They will make our Christmas Eve traditional meal perfect!

Beautiful oplatki.


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Review: Beautiful oplatki. These are a little bit thicker than the ones I would get in Poland, but these will be much appreciated among my friends and family. Can't wait to share them with my loved ones on Christmas Eve.

Sharing the Joy


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Review: Every year I purchase the Oplatki for my family and friends. This year, I purchased for my colleagues at the archdiocese so I could share the spirit of Christmas with them as well. Perhaps they will start this tradition with their families as well.

christmas wafers (Oplatek)


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Review: We like them very much, used at Thanksgiving dinner with family. Will use again more often now that we have them.

Optlatki


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Review: Year after year, I am never disappointed. The Oplatki is always fresh and never broken.

THANKS for keeping/starting the tradition


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Review: We buy these every year and then donate them to our Church for the Advent Season for the Knights of COlumbus to give away. They are gone within the first few weekends for people to start/continue their own tradition. We keep one or two as well to continue the tradition that started when I was younger and used to get them from my cousins in Poland. They come nicely packaged in individual wrappers, with a nice description of the tradition on the wrapper itself. Merry Christmas!

Oplatki Christmas Wafers


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Review: Oplatki came beautifully packaged and wrapped. Makes a lovely hostess gift for the Holidays. And the price was very reasonable, too!

all products


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Review: Very satisfied.

Continuing a Tradition


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Review: Thank you for offering this product. As a child, the sharing of the Christmas wafer was an integral part of our Christmas Eve meal. As the years passed, oplatki has become increasingly difficult to find. I am so happy to be able to now share with my grandson the story of the oplatki and many stories from my Christmases past. He was delighted to hear the story of the wafer and I am sure he will continue this family tradition with his children.

Made my Christmas Eve Supper


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Review: I live in Tennessee and am unable to get the Oplatki here so I was very happy to see it on this site. The pictures are very pretty and I was able to continue the Polish tradition of Christmas wafer sharing.

Christmas wafers


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Review: Each year I follow a Polish tradition of using wafers to bring family and friends closer together. It helps heal differences during the past year. I also use them in my class to teach youth to say good things to each other.

Oplatki


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Review: Was extremely happy to realize that The Catholic Company sold Oplatki. It brings back many memories from my childhood days of sharing that with my family.

Great product!


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Review: Bought for our Christmas Eve dinner. Was perfect.

Pastor was happy!


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Review: Pastor was pleased to have something to remind him of his homeland, and shared with us immediately.

I will buy this product again


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Review: We use it to greet and wish each other a merry xmas and great to be with you. It is a polish bohemian tradition.

I would buy this product again and again


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Review: We had our Oplatki to share for Christmas.

Oplatek was as ordered and customary


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Review: The oplatek were in large sheets, very much like the ones I saw in a video of their being made in a monastery near Tarnow, PL. My package arrived in a timely manner, very well cushioned and wrapped which prevented breakage. I believe the pricing structure was fair and would definitely order here again.

Wigilia Tradition Continues!


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Review: We have a Polish traditional dinner on Christmas eve called Wigilia. Oplatek (wafer) is used at the beginning of dinner. Each person gets a piece, makes wishes and prayers for the others, and a small piece of the wafer is exchanged and eaten. I always forget to get the Oplatek at church and The Catholic Company delivered on time and the family tradition continues!

Traditional Christmas Oplatky


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Review: We always seem to have trouble finding Oplatky for the traditional Slovak Christmas dinner. With ten pieces we were able to share with friends and family and still have some for next christmas. Simple beautifully impressed and traditional. Pros: Simple traditional beauty

Excellent


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Review: Oplatek is very special to our family. We had it in time to share! Pros: Excellent condition, Fast delivery

Order came so quickly!!


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Review: Delivery was very quick!

beautiful


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Review: These came in perfect condition and the simplicity was absolutely perfect.

Everyone gets the same color!


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Review: When you are giving the waffers to a whole school's worth of kids, it is important that all the Opletki be the same. If 2 of 10 are pink in color, then the kids wonder why the difference in color and why they didn't get one of the 'special' waffers. Thank you for providing 100 counts all in white.

Family Christmas Tradition


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Review: This product has been a holiday tradition for many years. As we gather as a family, this 'breaking of bread' symbolizes the true meaning of Christmas for us.

Fast and easy purchase


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Review: Came as described, and very fast. Will make our Christmas Eve dinner very special.

Oplatki


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Review: I purchased these 'Oplatki' for my Polish Catholic friend. She was so thrilled with them she wept, as she had been unable to find them anywhere and they are an important spiritual element in the Polish Christmas celebration. I gave her the Catholic Company website!

Oplatki Christmas Wafer


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Review: The Oplatki arrived quickly and in perfect condition. No broken pieces. Thank you

Keeping the tradition


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Review: Glad to find a good source for the Christmas Eve wafers. They have been at our (Slovak Lutheran)family celebrations for as long as I remember-and long before that! Pros: Product as described, Shipped promptly

White & Pink Oplatki - Christmas Wafer


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Review: The package had written on it the Polish traditions of Weigilia dinner on Christmas Eve and the breaking of the wafer with family members. I read it for the new family member (son-in-law) and friends and they really appreciated it. They loved that we've kept the Polish traditions and the greetings we made to one another as we broke wafer together before dinner was very touching to each of us. Tears of happiness are always shared. I will definitely shop here again.

I intend to buy this product again!


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Review: I plan on buying this product again!

I will continue to buy this product.


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Review: We use oplatky for Christmas and New Years and since I no longer live in the Pittsburgh area where I cold get it at church, I had to locate it elsewhere. This is the 2nd year I have purchased oplatky from your company...it is packaged well, and meets all expectations!

These are wonderful and meaningful gifts


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Review: I gave them as gifts. It brought back memories to a lot of my Choir member friends. One of my friends asked for a few more to share with her family. It had been part of her family tradition in the past. I was happy that I had them for her. Best Uses: I gave them as gifts

A family tradition


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Review: can't get this product easily around this area, revived this tradition with my children after my mother passed Cons: Few designs, Lots of packaging; Pros: Arrived in good condition, Not broken, Story on the envelope

Really nice!


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Review: We break a piece of the Oplatki with each individual and make a wish or blessing for them, or share special feelings, on Christmas Eve before the dinner. Best Uses: Shared blessings; Pros: Fast delivery, Good service, Great packaging

Great tradition


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Review: I couldn't find these anywhere else here in Texas. I was finally able to return to the traditional Christmas celebration I enjoyed with my family as a child.

White and Pink Oplatki Christmas Wafers


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Review: It was used as a Christmas Eve family tradition, roots in Lithuania. Best Uses: Family Tradition; Pros: Excellent

Good traditional product


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Review: A good simple Oplatki for Christmas. Will serve its purpose without any extra embellishment. Best Uses: Christmas tradition, Faith sharing; Cons: Simple embellishment; Pros: Fresh, Genuine, Tasty

Meaningful Gift


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Review: We have family reaching all ends of the earth from Georgia (USA) to China. Not everyone can be home for Christmas and this was our way of feeling connected. It was wonderful knowing that we were all breaking bread and staying together as a family. Best Uses: Great for Family Party, Makes a Holy Christmas, Send with Christmas Cards; Pros: Educational, inspirational, Togetherness

A Lovely Family Gift


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Review: I give this to my Religious Ed Class to share with their families at Christmas. Even though it is a Polish tradition, it is a beautiful way to share Christ with any family. I also give one to my parish priest and he uses it at Mass on Christmas morning with the Parish Family. Pros: Start a tradition, Wonderful for family

Enriching Relationships in Christ


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Review: The Oplatki Christmas Wafers create a wonderful Christmas Tradition - brings our family together as a Community - a formal way to Bless and wish each other a Joyous and Blessed New Year! Best Uses: Gifts-Family and Friends; Pros: Rich Tradition

LOVELY.


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Review: USING AS CHRISTMAS CARDS. APPROPRIATE FOR ALL CHRISTIANS.

OPLATKI


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Review: I was thrilled to find this remembrance of my childhood - one of my cousins sent them to my father every year. These Christmas wafers can be both shared out around Christmas and given to family, friends and . They are a beautiful way of reminding people of the mystery and the glory of Our Saviour's birth. At the same time they are a token of love and friendship. And the pink wafers for the family animals are so evocative of the dumb beasts who stood guard in that manager in Bethlehem. Best Uses: Brings the Christmas news; Pros: A brilliant present

I'm glad I bought these


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Review: I bought these to give to my family and choir members and other friends. Best Uses: Great small gifts

Great tradition to start!


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Review: This was a great way for everyone at Christmas to come together and share our wishes for each other.

Oplaki Wafers


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Review: Perfect, quality product. Thank you for carrying this product.

"wonderful and meaningful new tradition"


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Review: I sent some to relatives and shared this wonderful tradition with them. This was something my family used to do when I was young and brought back happy memories. Kudos to you!

Wonderful Polish Christmas Tradition


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Review: This is our family's special Christmas tradition and we usually get the wafers from my church. This year, my daughter was away at school, and we were able to send enough oplatki for her to share with the entire school and enjoy our family's christmas tradition with her peers.

Very Good; just like I remember


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Review: We used to get these through my grandmother's church and always loved them, especially as kids. My son asked me if I could find them and as our church does not offer them, I was so excited to find it on line. They arrived in perfect condition and everyone, especially the kids, enjoyed the Christmas tradition of breaking bread at the dinner table together. Best Uses: Christmas dinner

Just as ordered


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Review: It was so easy to find the wafers online and even easier to order them. Pros: Lovely packaging, Perfectly fresh, Tasty

Very nice product, happy its available


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Review: This item is used as a holiday tradition. We are a Catholic Polish family who share this bread at Christmas to wish one another good tidings. Best Uses: Holiday Tradition

Grrrrreat


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Review: Great at our traditional Christmas Eve meal.

I will purchase this product again


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Review: I was able to re-establish a favorite family custom and start a new custom with friends. The quality was excellent and the description of the custom very thorough. However, it would be better if the packaging could be just a bit smaller so they could fit nicely in a standard Christmas card. The envelope had to folded to fit adding to bulk. Best Uses: Gift with Christmas card; Cons: Packaging too large; Pros: Excellent quality, Includes great history, Traditional

Start a new tradition


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Review: Start a new tradition it will be a meaningful one!! Best Uses: For Easter too; Pros: It is something new

I would buy this again


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Review: This was a Christmas tradition in my husband's family that he hasn't had in a long time, he will enjoy having these again this year. I, also, plan to give one to each one of my First Communion students to share with their families.

half wasted


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Review: the pink ones are a waste will not reorder next year

Nice way to bring spiritual meaning


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Review: Everything was great - thanks.

I am very pleased with quality


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Review: I can't wait to use it at Christmas with family an friends Pros: Quality and service great

High Quality Tradition


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Review: For any one who follows traditional Christmas sharing and giving this is an ideal product. The high quality and care taken in this Advent wafer will be appreciated by all who partake in its blessings. Best Uses: Advent Spirit, Traditional Celebration; Pros: Ample Quantity, Good Craftmanship, Quality

AWESOME!!!


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Review: My dad is all about a traditional christmas eve dinner, these christmas waffers were PERFECT!!! they arrived on time, and not a single one was broken (a big concern of mine). My family loved them and they reminded my dad of christmas eve dinners from his childhood. thank you so much!!! Best Uses: Perfect for tradition; Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality

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Review: Excellent Pros: Good Value, High Quality

Great for Christmas and Easter


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Review: I purchased these for my family Christmas. When there were some remaining, my parents are going to use them for Easter. Children love them also. Cons: Not blessed by priest; Pros: Good Value, High Quality

Review of Oplatki Wafers


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Review: Being Polish, we have used these wafers my whole life. I ordered through you since my usual source was sold out. The wafers are a tad bit small and they are a lot more expensive. But, they came in time so that we could continue our tradition. Cons: Expensive; Pros: Good Value

Great source for this Christmas traditio


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Review: Quality product[...] reasonable price. Great way to keep a family Christmas tradition. Envelope and information sheet sent with each Oplatki wafer. Highly recommend this company. Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality

Oplatki Christmas Wafers


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Review: Sharing of the Oplatki at Christmas was a long time custom in my family but I had not had a source of the Christmas Wafers for some time. I sent them to friends as a Christmas card enclosure and they were generally received with appreciation. My only negative was that when you gave a dimension in your literature it was for only the wafer itself and not the envelope they came in. As a result I had to fold over two sides of the envelope to fit them in the cards. It would be helpful if the envelope could be a bit smaller without loosing any of the tradition information contained on the envelope. The product was excellent in quality and presentation. Pros: Good Value, High Quality

wafers


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Review: gifts Pros: Good Value

Product was everything they described


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Review: Needed them for a traditional Polish Christmas Eve. They were perfect. Pros: Good Value

On Time/Perfect Condition


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Review: I now live in a state that the churches don't distribute the wafers at Christmas. I found you online and I was delighted with the results. They came quickly and in perfect condition. Pros: Good Value, High Quality

Wonderful Addition To Christmas Dinner


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Review: We were delighted to add this special addition to the beginning of our main Christmas Dinner right after saying Grace. The Polish tradition of the eldest breaking bread (host) with each member of the family/friends and wishing only the best wishes to each other and for the forecoming New Year. And then with each other breaking bread and wishing best wishes also. A very hard item to obtain normally from Poland or special Convents where the Sisters made them fresh each year. Thank you for offering and making them available to us. Best Uses: Christmas Meal, Family gatherings, Traditional Polish Custom; Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality, Proper Consistency

Very good service.


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Review: Just what we expected. Best Uses: Christmas Eve Dinner; Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality

Just what I was looking for


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Review: I usually get oplaki from local convents for our slovak christmas eve tradition. with the busy work days preventing me from traveing and less convents it was easy to order from your shop. thank-you. I may not have any religious product needs through the year, but will order oplaki again next year. Pros: Good Value

Perfect


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Review: These wafers were packed very nicely and were high quality, wrapped separately. They were wonderful. Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality

Very good product


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Review: It was a nice tradition. Good product. Pros: High Quality

White and Pink Oplatki Christmas Wafers


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Review: For years on Christmas Eve we as a family have shared the Oplatk. My husband would break a piece off and after we all shared it he would hand all of the pieces that he broke off to me. He said that he didn't care for the taste of it. This year I purchased the Oplatk from you and for the first time he ate all of the broken pieces and what was left of his bread. Every year I will continue to purchase my Christmas Bread from you. Pros: Good Value, High Quality

a Polish tradition - very meaningful


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Review: Being homebound, I was unable to go to the Church and get these for my Christmas celebration. My friend has cancer and was in the same situation. She was so grateful to get these as well. Getting these online was delightful and very meaningful to us and our families. Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality

Perfect for the Season


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Review: I got this as a gift for my CCD class. My husband is Polish and they used to have this for the Christmas Holiday Pros: High Quality

Special gift


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Review: I bought several wafers and gave them as a small gift to members of my 'Friends in Faith' I also gave some to family members to use at their special Christmas meal. Everyone was touched by the gift and enjoyed the blessings of closeness and love given with it. Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality

Did not meet expectations


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Review: I had expected a much thinner wafer (like communion wafer) with more elegant embossing. Cons: Not What I Expected; Pros: Good Value

Exactly as expected!


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Review: This product was exactly as we expected and of the same quality and size as those we've used for decades but could not get this year. [...] Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality

it was good quality product


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Review: Attractively packaged. Pros: High Quality

Christmas wafers were perfect!


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Review: A family tradition to share good wishes each holiday season. Pros: Good Value, High Quality
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