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Apple Tree Lokta Card

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Each of our cards is blank on the inside for your personal messages, while the back features an educational and informative story that compliments the artwork on the front.

Web images are displayed with Acorn Designs faint watermark but actual cards are printed and shipped without the watermark.

Cards are printed on high quality 100% recycled paper (minimum 50% post-consumer). The inks used in printing are vegetable-oil based. Each card measures 41/2″ x 61/4″.

Made in the USA

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

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