We are now offering 4 styles of Starfish Shaped Lapel Pins! Find the version that suits your needs – whether more authentic and nautical looking, or neater and more jewelry-styled.
The Starfish holds much symbolism from a symbol of healing and regeneration, to a representation of the Virgin Mary (Stella Maris which means Star of the Sea) who creates safe travel over troubled waters, to a celestial and nautical symbol.
Whatever your cause, we have the right Starfish Pin!
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Starfish Lapel Pins are often given as a thank-you gift to volunteers who work with children or others in need, based on the story below about making a difference in someone’s life: which may seem very small in the grand scale of how many in the world need help, but can make the difference between life and death to that specific individual, so it’s worth it.
Traditional Starfish Story:
While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.
He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”
Encourage those who made a difference “to that one”!