Early Christians portrayed the dove holding an olive branch in its beak as a symbol of peace and tranquility. The Dove is recognized worldwide as an icon of hope, love and friendship. This deep red glass ball is hand painted with a white dove carrying a green olive branch and has the words Joy to the World! written on the front. A black and white checkered fabric bow is tied at the top and looks very nice on the red ornament. Spread some Joy and give this symbol of peace as a wedding gift, to your wife, husband, mother or good friend. Ornament comes in a matching gift box making it ideal for gift giving.