Wish upon a tree!May 15, 2012
The wish tree tradition has been around for centuries and it is celebrated in many different cultures. The most wonderful thing about these trees is that you can use them in any celebratory setting! Who doesn’t love and believe in wishes!
Yoko Ono a couple years ago had done a few art installations of her interpretation of wish trees. She had created these pieces of art in a couple of different locations.
When Jesse and I were in Japan a year and a half ago, we were lucky enough to have experienced many of the Japanese New Year’s traditions. One of the most memorable part of my trip was to receive my fortune for the year. I tied it tight onto a contraption with millions of others in hopes that it came true!! My fortune definitely had some interesting things to say.
It read “Just like flowers bloom on old branches, something happy will come. Your wishes will be realized. A sick person will recover. the lost article will be found. The person you are waiting for will come. building a new house and removal are good. Marriage and employment are all good.”
That year Jesse and I got engaged, we bought our first house and Shannon and I started Hoopla. Coincidence?
Wish trees are popping up all over the wedding scene lately. I really can’t think of anything nicer than the bride and groom going home with their hands full of wonderful well wishes and great fortune from everyone they love. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!
With my wedding coming up I definitely have my interpretation of a wish tree. You will just have to wait and see what it’s going to look like!
25 more days……. So much to do, yet so little time!!
Happy Hoopla Tuesday.
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