Thanks so much for all the great Tree ideas (A Good Tree to Give as a Gift.) I actually found out a tree story about my brother and his new wife. I guess her grandparents got a tree for one of their wedding gifts and it was a Japanese Maple so wherever they moved to they would dig up the tree and take it with them. So, I thought that might be a good idea. Do you know the meaning of a Japanese Maple?
Mandi from Erie
I'm glad you liked some of my ideas. Trees are a wonderful way to remember a person or mark a special occasion. I was able to find a fair amount of information regarding the spiritual and/or folklore meanings of Maple trees. It was less easy to find information regarding the history or meaning of Japanese Maple trees.
Celtic (Independence of Mind) - no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved; ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress. Corresponds to birthdays from April 11-20th.
Traditional Passing a young child through the branches of a maple tree is thought to encourage good health and longevity of life for the child. Success and abundance.
Hope this helps!
Japanese Art and the Japanese View of Nature
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