Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
One of the most unusual specimens of marine life; the markings on the shell symbolize the Birth, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ.
On the top side of the shell, in the very center, is a five-pointed star, representing the Star of Bethlehem. Surrounding the Star is the Easter lily.
On the reverse side of the shell, you will recognize the outline of the Christmas Poinsettia and also the Bell. When broken, inside the shell are five little birds called the Doves of Peace. Some say they are the Angels that sang to the Shepherds the First Christmas Morning.