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The Legend of the Sand Dollar

It is said that Christ left the sand dollar
as a symbol to help the evangelists
teach the faith. The five holes
commemorate the five wounds of
Christ, while at the center on one side
blooms the Easter lily, and at the lily's
heart the star of Bethlehem.
The Christmas poinsettia is etched on
the other side, a reminder of Christ's
birth. According to this legend, if
you break the center five white
doves will be released to spread good
will and peace.