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Apple Tree Lokta Card


  • Our images are set in a frame on this beautiful, handmade paper from the Nepalese Lokta shrub.
  • This tree-free paper is both environmentally friendly and sustainably harvested.
  • Each card comes with an envelope and is packaged individually in 100% biodegradable cellophane sleeve.
  • Cards are blank on the inside for your message.
  • Back of card has educational story, shown below in description.


In ancient times the apple was regarded as a sacred fruit providing man with love, joy, and wisdom. The apple was a symbol of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, love and wisdom (cut in half transversely an apple reveals the 5 point star of Aphrodite).

In many myths and legends giving apples or an apple bough meant the gift of love.

In Celtic times apples were considered the food of the gods and the ancient Druids and country folk wassailed the apple tree to ensure good crops (wassail: a salutation used when presenting a cup of drink). At harvest time the very last apple was always left on the tree as a gift to the spirit of the tree–the apple tree man–to ensure good harvests in the future.

Apples have healing qualities as well. The old saying “an apple a day” comes from the ancient belief that just the presence of apples can have a healing effect on our spirits.

artwork and text by Steve Sierigk © 2001