Symbols: A dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. An example of the Holy Spirit showing itself as a dove is in the story of Noah where when they found land a dove flew over right before showing signs of chaos ending.
Doves in the snow. White racing pigeons are most often used for ceremonial release. The pure white pigeon or Rock Dove is associated with all good traits: peace, hope, love, goodwill and family to name a few.