Welsh Love Spoon History & Meanings
The lovespoon is a traditional craft that dates back to the seventeenth century. Lovers would carve intricately designed lovespoons bearing symbols to display their feelings of love to their chosen partners.
Today Lovespoons are given as gestures of love or friendship to celebrate engagement, weddings, anniversary, birthdays, christening, retirement, birth, commitment ceremony or any other special events.
Below are listed some of the designs and their meanings:
Bell – Weddings or Anniversaries
Balls in a cage – Love held safe or number of children
Birds – Love birds. Stork represents a new birth
Celtic Knot – Eternal love
Chain – A wish to remain forever together or number of children
Cross – A wish to have faith in Christ Jesus or, A wish to be bound together in Christ or A wish for God to bless
Diamond – Wealth or Good fortune
Heart – Love and affection
Horseshoe – Good luck
Key or Keyhole – Security or I shall look after you
Twisted Stem – Togetherness
Dragon – Symbol of Wales