Congratulations & Joy Symbols

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Parsley

Ancient Greeks wove parsley into crowns as a sign of "high honour" for the winners of various games.

Tassels & Fringe

  • In the Middle East, people believe that evil spirits will go to great length to avoid anything with either tassels or fringe.

  • In ancient Europe, tassels were worn to guarantee happiness.

Jigsaw

A symbol expressing the process of life, the belief that all pieces will eventually fall into place.

Key

  • In dream psychology, the key is a symbol for finding solutions to problems.

  • The Japanese view the key as a symbol for happiness.

Colour: Orange

This color symbolizes strength, success, power and authority.

Bay leaves

Ancient Romans and Greeks used to make a crown of the laurel (bay) leaf for their emperors, poets and scholars as a symbol of victory and honour.

Apron

Mason symbol of a person dedicated to work, the working environment, and protection against dangers of the workplace.

Door

  • The Roman god Janus holds the key and power of transition.

  • In dream psychology, a closed doorway holds hidden mystery for which the key must be found.

  • An open doorway is liberation or an invitation to take up a new challenge.

Carrots

  • Sliced carrots resemble coins in shape and colour and are thus considered a symbol of prosperity.

  • The Hebrew word for carrots - tsimes - means "to increase". In celebration of the new year, carrots are eaten with the hope of increasing goodness and happiness in the year ahead.

Ribbon

In the Middle Ages, the lady presented ribbons to her knight as a symbol of victory. Ribbons were also thrown to the victor in the joust.