History of Milagro Charms
Milagros or "miracle" charms are small metal charms which originated from Mexico and Spain. Early Spanish explorers brought milagros to America, passing the tradition on to the native people here. These small metal charms are combined with a prayer at the alter to a saint, for a physical need or as a token of gratitude. Traditional milagros are life-like shapes of hands, arms, legs, or animals. Centuries ago, they were made from precious metals. Today, these "folkart" style charms are mostly made from less expensive metals. They can even be made from wood or clay. This custom continues today.
The "Feather" Charm
Feathers are symbolic in many different ways. For a bird with hundreds of feathers, a single feather may seem insignificant, but combined they act as a source of light weight protection & allow a bird to soar freely in the sky. For us, it is the small, seemingly insignificant things we do daily, that add up and collectively weigh us down. The feather is a reminder not to get burdened down. Burdens cause us to have heavy hearts. To be light-hearted is to be cheerful, and free from anxiety, content, easy going & resilient. Keep it light, and you will soar to new heights!
The "Random" Charm
Serendipity means to find something good when you aren't searching for it; an accidental but meaningful discovery. The special pewter charm attached to each candle along with the feather is serendipitous! It may be just what you need at the time you receive it. We hope you have fun collecting them.