Washington Apples, an Ideal Gift Idea
Steeped in Symbolism, Tradition, and Bursting with Health Too
When it comes to apples, there’s
much more than meets the eye.
There are hundreds if not thousands of tales that testify to the
high esteem that ancient myth-makers held apples in.
Apples are regarded as the fruit of love, fertility, knowledge,
life, eternal youth and immortality. On the other hand, apples
are sometimes pictured as a symbol of temptation.
Apples are thus the quintessential naughty and nice fruit, ideal
for gift giving for any and every occasion. The next time you
are stumped for a gift, consider the following tales and imagine
the recipient’s surprise when you regal them with your reason
for sending them apples.
A quest fulfilled
There are countless myths and legends in cultures all over the
world of heroes setting out on quests full of seemingly
impossible tasks. One of the greatest Greek mythological heroes,
Hercules set off on a quest to fulfill 12 heroic deeds. The 11th
task required him to win a golden apple from a sacred tree,
which bestowed immortality. Of course to get to the golden prize
he had to battle through various trials and tribulations.
To the apple of your eye
And did you know that the great Trojan war of Greek mythology
started over an apple? There was a great wedding feast to which
everyone had been invited, except for Eris, Goddess of Discord
and Strife. Miffed at having not been invited, she tossed among
the guests a golden apple inscribed ‘To the fairest.’ A young
handsome Paris chose to give the apple to Goddess of Love and
Marriage, Aphrodite who promised him the love of a beautiful
woman - Helen of Sparta. However Helen, who was the queen of
Greece, was already married. Thus when Paris took Helen with him
to Troy, a war started to get Helen back for Greece.
They called him “Apple Seed Man”
You may have heard about the legendary “Johnny Appleseed’ who,
according to a story and song, spread his apple seeds all over
America. Born Jonathan Chapman on September 26 (Apple month!)
1775, Chapman earned his nickname because he planted small
orchards and individual apple trees during his travels as he
walked barefooted across 100,000 square miles of Midwestern
wilderness and prairie. Johnny Appleseed became an American hero
with his cheerful, generous nature, his love of the wilderness,
his gentleness with animals, friendly nature with all humans,
and above all, his eccentric appearance. Johnny Appleseed died
in 1845. It was the only time he had been sick in over 70 years.
To keep the doctor away
To think that a fruit like the iconic apple can hold so many
wondrous tales amazes us. For all we know, it is what keeps the
doctors away from us. A fresh apple a day can give you at least
5 grams of fibre, plenty of anti-oxidants to reduce risks of
heart disease and cancer.
Give only the best
Washington apples are among the finest in the world, thanks to
the perfect apple growing conditions in the state of Washington.
The growers’ love for apples is clear throughout the selection
of apple varieties, planting, growing, harvesting and storing
process with each apple hand picked at the right time, cleaned,
sorted and stored in a controlled atmosphere so that it reaches
you at its best.
Let us celebrate this symbol of life with you. Pods & Petals
Gift-Lab is proud to present you a very special gifting line
featuring sweet wholesome and crunchy Washington Apples.
Available exclusively through Pods & Petals Gift-lab, join us in
giving the gift of health, love, joy and peace with Washington
Pods & Petals Giftlab
03-7960 7327 / 03-79557555
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