Most sacred symbols that were used ages ago stood for eternal values and ideals. Nowadays we are used to seen them expressed in words, like “We wish you happiness and good luck”. However, there are signs that may convey even more that words. For instance, an octagonal star used to symbolize either God or the sun, a wavy line stood for eternity of life. Taken from http://dianaplus.eu/cross-stitch-patterns-mini-edition-embroidered-towels-rushnyk-issue-18921-p-6647.html.