There are many ways to show a person you love them. One of the more creative ways is to give them an ancient love symbol. Since the beginning of time, people have invented new ways to express their love for each other. Traditions, charms, symbols, and legends have grown out of these ancient love symbols. Below are just a few items that are classified as a love symbol.
The Claddagh is an Irish love symbol. The Claddagh is a ring that depicts two hands holding a heart that is wearing a crown. This Irish love symbol came from the town of Claddagh and is a symbol of love and friendship. Friendship is represented by the two hands, while love is represented by the heart. The crown represents loyalty.
Today, the Claddagh is worn with the heart either pointing out meaning that the wearer is single or pointing in meaning the wearer is married. If the ring is on the left hand, the wearer is happily married, while the right hand is for the single individual. The correct phrase when giving the ring is, “with these hands I give you my heart and I crown it with my love."
Another interesting love symbol is the Welsh love spoon. The love spoon was a decorative spoon carved out of wood. Though experts do not know too much about the origin, it is thought to date back to the 16th century. The goal of the spoon was to symbolize the desire to help one you care for, so it wasn't designed for actual use.
Throughout the history of the Welsh love spoon, this love symbol grew into more complicated designs. They started to carry more symbolic items carved into the love symbol. The love spoons were commonly made out of sycamore as to ensure the wood was free of blemishes. However, it was also made from a number of other woods as well.
Today there are many symbols of love you can give the person you are dating to show you care.