For love is the beauty of the soul.
When we look at flowers and the dove, we first notice their beauty. It was much the same in ancient times, when cultures saw the outside beauty and gave it a deeper meaning.
Historically, doves were symbols of peace for their tame nature and their elegant appearance. In Christianity, the dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit, specifically white doves, as their color symbolizes cleanliness and purity.
Flowers, too, have always been in fashion. From their beauty to their unique fragrances, flowers symbolize love and grace. The world’s major religions often share similar meanings for the colors of flowers. White, in particular, stands for purity in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The yellow rose, associated with the sun and it’s life-giving warmth, symbolizes friendship and good cheer and even wisdom in many Eastern cultures.
May this week’s free coloring page remind you that inner beauty touches our souls, and it can be reflected by outer appearances as well.
Download this free drawing today, take out your trusty coloring tools, and show us what beauty looks like to you.