I was given this particular Icon, as a gift from one company that offers Icons as well. When I got my package and saw this Icon, I was blessed to hold it. I had Blessed by my parish priest. I then gave it as a gift to a family that I met at my Men's Cursillo Weekend during The Divine Mercy Sunday following my entrance into The Roman Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil of 2014! I was a UMC pastor for 8 years. My conversion was and is a longing to know Our Lord in a much deeper relationship. This Icon of The Blessed Virgin Mary with The Christ Child was simply inspiring . I gave it to my dear friends who have been Cradle Catholics and who are really re-discovering Mary and learning about her. This was the most beautiful gift that I ever had given to me. My own studies into the Mysteries of Our Holy Church just aides me in my Spiritual Journey!