Guardian Angles " Wishing You " Angel with Basket of Holly Seagull Studios 2006 Guardian Angles " Wishing You " Angel with Basket of Holly Seagull Studios 2006 Guardian Angles " Wishing You " Angel with Basket of Holly Seagull Studios 2006Great Condition - Has a stain on the material near the bottom not sure whatThe Angel seems to be made of resin but has a carved wood look and feel to it.Angel is "Wishing You" a Happy and Safe Holiday Season Carrying a Basket full of HollyThe Various Traditions of Holly:Christian MeaningA traditional old Christmas carol named "The Holly and the Ivy" describes the characteristics of the holly in terms of their meaning to Christianity. The lily-white flower of the holly tree represents the purity of Jesus Christ. The bright red berries represent His blood. The prickly edge of the leaves symbolize the crown Christ wore at His crucifixion. The bitterness of the bark is a reference to the gall, or vinegar-like wine, that Christ was given while He hung on the cross.SuperstitionsSeveral superstitions are associated with the holly plant. Holly has stood for joy and peace; therefore, people have settled agreements beneath the holly tree. Holly sprigs have been believed to have the power to ward off witches, goblins, bad dreams and thunder and lightning. Lastly, if a home is decorated with a prickly type of holly, the husband will rule the home for the year. If the home is decorated with a smooth type of holly, the wife will rule.So Watch out Spouses....Roman TraditionIn ancient Rome, the plant was sacred to the Roman god Saturn. To honor their god during the Saturnalia festivals, the Romans decorated images of Saturn with holly wreaths, exchanged them as gifts and carried them in processions. For several centuries after Christ, when the growing Christian church was persecuted, Christians celebrated the birth of Jesus in December when their Roman neighbors were celebrating Saturnalia. Christians adopted the tradition of decorating with holly at this time of year to avoid being noticed and persecuted. Druid TraditionAccording to the Flower Essence Society, the holly tree was a holy tree to the Druids. During the winter solstice, when the sacred oak tree had lost its leaves, the Druid priests would wear sprigs of holly in their hair as a testimony that the world would remain beautiful in spite of the desolation of the winter weather. So whatever your tradition here is a basket of Holly7 3/4" x 3 1/4" MC4_____This is in my possession ready to ship. Interested in this item - Just Follow us and see new interesting items each day.Click on this Link Then + FOLLOW Free Shipping with confirmationwithin Continental US. Pay with PayPal or Credit Card PLEASE review all pictures and read item description and ask any questions you may have before purchase. I work hard to honestly describe everything accurately and try and display multiple photos to help describe an item.Many items come from product, Consignees and other sources where some information is limited and items are actually pre-owned. Although I try to do a informative description and state the condition of an item I may miss something, just ask about information I may have missed. Please message me with any concerns I work hard to please my customers Remember to leave feedback Item Check List Description: above Size: stated Condition: Mint Scratches: no Rubbed paint: no Chips: no Material: Resin Weight: above Notes: Angel Need more information that may not be provided Please Just ASK!Check out my other items! FREE! Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings. FREE! Powered by eCRATER . List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.