This lovely St. Brigid's cross ornament is sure to bring Irish blessings to your home this holiday season. St. Brigid's Cross is a 1500 year-old design that is believed to protect the household and invoke the blessing of St. Brigid. Handmade in Ireland, this silver plated St. Brigid's Cross ornament is an Irish keepsake that can be treasured especially from Christmas to springtime, and even all year long! St. Brigid's Cross has been recognized for centuries as one of the strongest symbols of Ireland and of Christianity. Irish tradition holds that St. Brigid fashioned a cross out of rushes while attending the sickbed of her father. Once her father saw the cross, he converted to the Christian faith. The Irish continue to honor their patron displaying St. Brigid crosses on February 1st, St. Brigid's feast day. This feast day marks the beginning of Spring, the season of rebirth and growth. St. Brigid's cross thus symbolizes hope and new beginnings for the Irish, and this beautiful St. Brigid cross ornament, fashioned by Irish artisans, incorporates a centuries-old Irish tradition into your home.
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