White doves are associated with peace and love, redemption, hope and eternity. In the Christian faith these “flying angels” are often seen as messengers from above.
- The Christening of a child (or adult) accompanied by the sight of pure white doves ascending into the sky is a glorious way of celebrating a new life.
- Funerals are solemn sad time in the company of close family and friends. The release of a flock of doves, circling above and then flying away, has a wonderfully comforting effect and is a special way to say farewell to a loved one.