Unique Fleur De Lis Gifts Personalized Just For You
You'll love the decorative handcrafted Fleur De Lis gift ideas and home decor found exclusively here at Kyle Design. Choose from elegant gifts that are personalized with your color choices and gift engraving. Kyle Design offers a unusual collection of personalized gifts with traditional symbol - professional business card holders, stylish pill dispensers, tape measures, cigarette cases, compacts and hip flasks in many sizes and finishes. Decor for the home and office includes postage stamp dispensers, holiday ornaments, refrigerator magnets, letter openers, photo frames, or handsome wooden boxes. Blue, beige, gold, purple, silver - choose from our great colors and add an engraved name, date or message. To see more Fleur de Lis gifts, click Customize a Fleur De Lis Gift and select design from the Art, Music & Architecture section.
Fleur De Lis - Meaning and History of Symbol
The Fleur-De-Lis, or Fleur-De-Lys as it is sometimes spelled, is likely a stylized iris flower as a direct translation of the name means "lilly flower". This ornamental design can be used both decoratively, as in interior design, or symbolically as a political or dynastic emblem. During the Middle Ages, the fleur de lis was overwhelmingly present in artwork, especially religious art. In some scriptures, the lily flower symbolizes chastity and purity. It has been seen on European coats of arms and flags over the centuries, but is now most closely associated with the French monarchy, however not as an official symbol.
In North American areas that were originally settled by France, such as Quebec in Canada or Nova Scotia, the fleur-de-lis is often a local symbol. In the USA, cities such as New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette in southern Louisiana, Louisville in Kentucky and St. Louis in Missouri use the fleur-de-lis. It is said to have been modeled after the lotus or iris and some believe that its three petals symbolize the Holy Trinity. Today, the fleur de lis is the recognizable symbol of Scouting organizations and has been adopted by a variety of sports teams as their logo.