Saturday, October 20, 2007

Lady Legend

Question for everyone out there, how did the sweet little ladybug become the China adoption mascot? Who thought of it and where? Was it from the old rhyme, "Ladybug, Ladybug fly away home."
I love to think about all our little ladybugs flying home to their forever families.

13 comments:

T & R McGrath said...

That is a great one Kerri, I would love to know the answser. I thought the ladybug was good luck in China, not sure though.

redmaryjanes said...

I have no idea, but I would love to k now the answer to that.

Steffie B. said...

I know that I have heard this before, but I can't remember. Did I tell you that I LOVE your header?!?!? Darling!

Anonymous said...

From what I have read, there seems to have been a period when many many ladybugs were sighted, followed with huge number of referrals, or something like that. I could be wrong...could have been the other way round.

mommy24treasures said...

I Can't remember either but I did hear something once... hmmm. now you have me thinking. :)
I love then ew header too! I noticed right away. love it.

Diana said...

LOVE the new header!!!!! I thought that the Chinese people considered ladybugs good luck....but I don't really know why that is,

bbmomof2boys said...

I really like the new header too. As far as the ladybug here is what the APC yahoo group said:

Ladybugs:
Almost everyone new to APC asks about the meaning of ladybugs. They do
sound like there would be a Chinese story behind them. But, it's an APC
story instead.

Ladybugs are actually a good luck charm or mascot for APC. The winter of
'97 (sounds like a really old story doesn't it?) was so warm that ladybugs
were everywhere in large numbers in the Spring. People would spot a
ladybug
and good things would happen. And before you knew it we were all looking
for ladybugs, even our families began to look for them and suddenly ....
they became a good luck symbol.
They are especially needed for the times when referrals are lacking and
spirits get low. The ladybug seem to brighten all our days. I continue to
smile whenever I find a ladybug.
Earlier it was recommended we turn the ladybug story into an ancient APC
myth. It could have a hero/heroine that is turned into a ladybug, an aphid
that is the INS, etc.


Your little monkeys are cuties!

~Carla

Sophie's Mom said...

Don't know the answer, but wanted to say hi and tell you I LOVE your header!

Doris & Dan said...

I think they are good luck in chinese culture and combined with the APC idea, it has become part of the culture.

Keep smilin!

kris said...

Wow, your header is gorgeous!! I'm not sure on the ladybugs though :O)

Thanks so much for your birthday wishes for The Boob, glad you guys enjoy seeing his funny face!

kerri said...

Thanks for all the great info, I just think we have one of the sweetest looking little good luck mascots!!
Thanks for the compliments on my header, it comes from one of my favourite artists, Caroline Young, she is so talented.
Thanks again!! :D

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Coming out of hiding to blow you kisses.

secret agent said...

I think they are good luck
I'd love to know the significance of the zillion dead ones in my laundry room every morning
xo