Ladybird flying in the Dingle Peninsula


"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
Handmade by Emíli'Art
This is a print of an original aquarell painting.
It is a postcard size 15x10,5 cm, but prints are avaiable in A5-A4 sizes too.
Packaged with envelope in a plastic cello sleeve..
Printed on 200gsm paper
Watermark will not appear on print!
Designs are all original illustrations by yours truly .
Prints are posted using standard Irish (An Post) service , as a result no tracking number will be available.
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