July 25, 2009

The Fleur de lis is one of my favorite symbols and I never really knew why. All, I know is that I always get a really good feeling when I look at it. It makes me feel happy and it has a really elegant look. The fleur de lis simply means lily flower in French. Why does it sound more beautiful in the French language? Anyway, I did some research and it turns out that the fleur de lis has heraldic meaning behind it. From there I looked up heraldic and then herald, which is a royal or official messenger, a person or thing that proclaims or announces. We now see this symbol in modern times as purely decorative, but at one time it was seen as a political symbol. All I know is that it is beautiful to look at, fun to decorate with, and very cool to wear:-)

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