Four Way Crosses or medals are a great gift ideas for new Catholic who will be coming into the Church at Easter. They are fashioned after the Miraculous Medal which was given to Catholics by the Blessed Mother.
The Miraculous Medal is often thought of in regard to conversion. The 4 way cross takes the original idea such as the image of Mary and the sacred heart of Jesus and often couples that with the 2 other saints. There are many variations that also have the image of Jesus on the cross as well.
As far back as the second century images of St. Peter and St. Paul on rudimentary fashioned coin. And this was an early type of medal that incorporated multiple religious themes.
A Four way medal makes a great gift in this upcoming RCIA and Communion seasons