Pear Symbolism for the New Year

The calendar is turning in just two days! I’m all about resolving to become a better “me.” I start the New Year full of good intentions, and in recent years, I’ve become better about actually seeing those resolutions through. This week, as I reflected on the past year and where it’s brought me, I realized that the very product I market—the pear—perfectly represents what most of us are striving to find in the coming year. Here’s why: In ancient China, people believed that pears represented immortality and prosperity because pear trees live for a long time. In Korea, the pear symbolizes grace and nobility. The pear tree is a symbol of comfort. In many Korean legends, the pear gives women fertility. It also bestows wisdom and health. In some Christian contexts, the pear symbolizes the Virgin and Child, likely because of its Continue reading