Learn More About Sanddollars
The Sand Dollar - One of the most storied and legendary products of the sea. Sand Dollars are the skeleton of several species of Sea Urchins that are native to Florida and other areas of the world. The Sand Dollar shares a unique relationship to Christians everywhere with its symbolic closeness to the birth and death of Jesus.
The common name, Sand Dollar, applies to members of the Clypeasteroida order in the sea urchin class and Enchinoidea, of southeastern U.S., and are usually found on sandy bottoms in shallow water. The typical shell is flat, circular and about 3 inches in diameter. The Sand Dollar digests food by engulfing sand and extracting tiny plants and animals.
Legend of the Sand Dollar
Upon this odd shaped sea shell a legend grand is told, about the life of Jesus, the wondrous tale of old. The center marking plainly shows the well known guiding star, that led to tiny Bethlehem, the Wise Men from afar.
The Christmas flower, Poinsettia for His Nativity. The Resurrection too is marked, the Easter Lily. Five wounds where suffered by our Lord, from nails and Roman's spear. When He died for us on the cross, the wounds show plainly here.
Within the shell, should it be broke, five Doves of Peace are found. To emphasize this legend so may Peace and Love abound.