In the early days of my collecting among my favourite items were “Legends Of” postcards. That is postcards where the front side told a story or shared interesting facts.
The item below was one of my favourite items in my Collection for many years. I bought in South Carolina – probably in Myrtle Beach where we used to go for a vacation most winters. It’s unsent as I had no intention of parting with it.
Back then I also collected sea shells and loved finding my own sand dollars. So I particularly loved this item. I had no idea that sand dollars had such Christian meanings.
“Legend of the Sand Dollar
The Holy Ghost Shell. Otherwise known as the sand dollar is one of nature’s most unusual specimens of marine life. The markings on the shell symbolize the birth, and crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. An outline of the Easter Lilly is a five pointed star that represents the star of Bethlehem. The narrow elliptical openings are reminiscent of the five wounds made in the Body of Christ during crucifixion. On the underside of the shell is an easily recognized outline of the Christmas poinsettia. When the shell is broken open, cells are found each holding five objects that look like five birds in flight. These represent the doves of peace. Another interpretation of these bird-like objects connects them to the angels who sang to the shepherds on the first Christmas morning.”