Ladybird flying above the Dingle Peninsula

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"Ladybug symbolism is all about good luck around the globe.
Ladybugs as a symbol of protection
During the Middle Ages it was common belief that the ladybug symbolized protection.
Stories were told about farmers who were desperate because aphids were ruining their crops. The farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help.
The Virgin Mary responded to their distressed situation and sent thousands of ladybugs to annihilate the aphids, thus saving their crop.
The ladybird has been and still is used as a talisman for safety and protection against all harm.
As a symbol of keeping the person wearing images of ladybugs safe and healthy we can see why ladybugs on baby and child clothing is consistently popular.
Knowing the ladybug symbolism also includes love, joy and prosperity, any person would happily give gifts with ladybug
images on them.
Ladybug Symbolism: Love
Common folk belief tells that if a ladybug/ladybird crawls over an unwed woman’s hand, she will be married within a year.
Ladybug Symbolism and the Newborn Baby
As mentioned earlier ladybugs bring security and good fortune, but there is still another reason why babies should have something containing ladybug symbolism.
Ladybugs are considered very lucky for babies
It is said ladybugs showers the baby with auspicious blessings.
In Italy the ladybug has been given the nickname “commaruccia” which translates “little midwives”.
The ladybug symbolism of abundant blessings has led to ladybugs being ever popular on all clothing and all kinds of other stuff for children and adults alike."

Inspired by the Dingle Peninsula
This is a limited edition A4 size print of the original aquarell painting.
Packaged with mount in a plastic cello sleeve.

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