The Virtual St. Joseph Altar was included in the "Celebrate March" calendar section of the February/March 2013 issue of Catholic Digest. You can find the following blurb on page 92:
thankevann.com/stjoseph) to learn more about its history. There are three tiers to the altar, representing the Trinity and the three members of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Usually a statue or picture of St. Joseph is placed on the top tier.
The breads and pasytries found on the St. Joseph altar are usually shaped as all sorts of symbols. The lily, ladder, hammer, nail, saw, sandals, cane or staff, are all symbols of St. Joseph. Other symbols include the cross, palm, grapes, wreaths, and twists for our Lord. Defrost a bag of frozen dinner rolls, and your children will have so much fun shaping symbols with the dough! Bake the finished creations and place on your own St. Joseph altar!Thanks, Catholic Digest!