The Art of Irish Lore

Tree Lore Birthday Cards

Nature and in particular, the majesty of trees, was an integral part of Celtic spirituality. They believed that trees were a source of great wisdom and virtue, each species with its own particular attribute. Indeed, certain trees had its own letter in the ancient Ogham alphabet, formed by notches carved into a standing stone. Together with the relevance of the moon in the thirteen month Celtic year, an astrological calendar was born, combining the Lore of trees with the lunar influence of both new and full moon. In these cards. I’ve drawn on the stories associated with the trees, from Irish folklore to create a unique birthday card. Each card has its own telling of the story of each tree and also the characteristics associated with people born under that particular sign.