The Sterling Silver Claddagh Cross Pendant by Solvar pays tribute to Ireland's enduring symbol of love and loyalty, the Claddagh, and to our ancestors who created magnificent Celtic Crosses all over the island of Ireland.
To celebrate Easter I am delighted to offer this timeless Celtic gift as a prize for a little giveaway.
Once again I have teamed up with the good folks at Standun in Galway to bring you this lovely prize. Let's explore a little of the symbolism of this beautiful piece before I share the details of the giveaway.
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Symbolism of the Claddagh Cross
The Claddagh is an iconic symbol of Ireland with its history and meaning deeply rooted in Irish tradition. It is an emblem of true love, everlasting love.
The Claddagh, consists of two hands of friendship, cradling a heart of love, beneath a crown of loyalty.
This beautiful piece of jewelry, the pendant prize in our giveaway, combines the Claddagh symbol with another ancient emblem of Irish Christianity, the Celtic Cross.
Celtic Crosses are known the world over for their characteristic ring surrounding the central intersection.
The circle of the cross is considered a symbol of eternity and God’s infinite love. Others believe it represents Christ’s halo or the circle of life.
Some say St. Patrick created the cross to assist him in converting the pagan Irish to Christianity. By combining a traditional Latin cross with the circular, pagan, moon Goddess symbol, St. Patrick communicated his beliefs and great faith to the Irish. His new symbol underscored the power of Christ over the moon and the sun.
This sterling silver pendant features the Claddagh symbol as the eternal circle of the Celtic Cross making it a perfect emblem of never ending love, the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I chose this piece for our Easter giveaway because of its unique Irish appeal, its Christian symbolism and because it is an emblem of everlasting love.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
An Irish Blessing For Easter
And so, before I share the details of the giveaway, let me first share this lovely Irish blessing with you. This is a simple blessing, but it's the perfect blessing to accompany our Claddagh Celtic Cross at Easter.
“The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you.”
~ Old Irish Blessing
My wish for whoever wins this pendant is that you will wear it with pride and cherish its Celtic legacy. And as you wear it, may you always remember that the light of Easter, and the light of God, always surround you.
Here are a few links from years past if you would enjoy some more Irish reading for Easter ....
And if you're interested in learning more about the symbolism of the Claddagh ring check out this post ....
One lucky reader will win this Solvar Sterling Silver Claddagh Cross Pendant from Standún, Spiddal.
To enter just leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Sunday, April 8th, 2018.
Any comment will do. What you write does not affect your chance of winning, but if you need inspiration why not tell us if you have a favorite symbol of Ireland.
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our lucky contestant for mailing of the prize.
The winner will be announced Sunday, April 8th, 2018, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes’ entries by clicking here.
A big thank you to Standún, Spiddal for sponsoring this giveaway.
And please do share this post with any of your friends or family who may like to wear this precious symbol of our homeland.
A winner has been randomly chosen using the Pick Giveaway Winner Plugin for WordPress. The lucky winner of this new Claddagh Cross pendant is …..
I’ll send our an email to let her know the good news. Many thanks to all who entered this Irish American Mom giveaway and a big thank you to Standún Spiddal for sponsoring this lovely prize.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
P.S. I do not have a business relationship with Standún, Spiddal, but simply like to promote Irish and Irish American businesses on my blog. I will always let you know if I have any business links with, or receive payment, from a third party.
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