The Claddagh represents love, loyalty and friendship. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty.
Irish Blessing: A Wish for a Friend
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!