Spain’s Dynamic Metropolis: Madrid Ketubah

Spain’s Dynamic Metropolis: Madrid Ketubah

When talking about Madrid, we can choose to be superficial and talk strictly about its incredible aesthetics and breathtaking sights, but Madrid is certainly much more than that. Although its beauty is undeniable, there is so much more to the capital of Spain than just its “looks”. Madrid, also known as Villa y Corte, is the home to over 3 million inhabitants, and the third-largest city in the European Union, rich in history, culture, tradition, events, and sports manifestations.

Turbulent historical events have certainly shaped Madrid into the complex city it is today. Its infrastructure and architecture are deeply influenced by the Muslims and the first records of settlement on the location of modern Madrid dates from the Muslim age. Later on, it was Christians who took over the very center of the city. It is the mixture of all these cultures that created the city of Madrid as we know it today. When it comes to important sights and buildings in Madrid, we certainly have to mention the Zarzuela Palace – the official residence of the King of Spain, as well as the Moncloa Palace – the official meeting place of the Council of Ministers.

Architecture might be one of the main reasons for many people to add Madrid to their dream destinations bucket list. When in Madrid, you should make an extensive list of important sights in order not to miss any of these wonderful locations you can only witness here. On this list, you shouldn’t forget sights including the Buen Retiro Palace, the church of Monserrat, and the Bridge of Toledo. If you’re a fan of the French architectural movement, you will enjoy buildings such as St. Michael’s Basilica, as well as the Church of Santa Barbara. When it comes to the Madrilenian architecture of the 19th and the 20th century, it is important to mention authors such as Narciso Pascual y Colomer, Francisco de Cubas, as well as Antonio Palacios.

Metro de Madrid ketubah design is a perfect representative of our modern ketubah style, as it features a Madrid subway plan in a bold, artistic manner. What our customers appreciate the most when it comes to our ketubah designs is our ability to combine the traditional ketubah style with the modern art we proudly represent. Therefore, this Madrid ketubah marries the urban aspect of Madrid, one of the largest European cities, with the traditional ketubah writing, creating a unique piece.


Longevity and Prosperity: Origami Ketubah

Longevity and Prosperity: Origami Ketubah

Origami is a paper-folding art originating from Japan. Origami may seem like a purely aesthetic hobby, while in reality there is a lot of history and unique symbolism to it. While origami may have started as an activity that only the privileged could afford, it certainly evolved into a cultural, ceremonial, religious, and artistic notion that truly represents one of the main symbols of Japan. The meaning of the word origami is pretty straight-forward and self-explanatory, as it derives from Japanese words ori, meaning folding, and kami, meaning paper. So, what does origami really stand for today, and what were its symbolic meanings throughout history? Let’s find out.

As we said, origami is an art initiated in Japan, where the paper was brought from China in the sixth century and represented luxury at the time. Given that paper couldn’t be obtained by many, origami wasn’t an art that was widely popular right away. Instead, it was used for ceremonial and religious reasons. Later on, as paper became more attainable, the popularity of origami as a form of art grew, as well. In 1797, very first written instructions for origami folding appeared, which marked the beginning of origami popularization.

When it comes to origami motives, the most common shapes seem to be birds, flowers, and overall nature-inspired symbolism. While back in the day origami artists used to cut the sheets of paper to create the desired shape, today we can see an entirely different technique with a touch of European inspiration, where the paper is folded rather than cut.

While on the topic of origami shapes, it seems that a crane is the most commonly created origami piece. If you’re not quite familiar with the notion of crane, it is enough to say that a crane is a mystical creature that was believed to have a lifespan of a thousand years. The legend has it that the person who successfully created a thousand origami cranes would indeed live a thousand years. Therefore, origami figures, including those representing cranes, usually stand for longevity, hope, and health.

The Origami ketubah design is a true representative of how two cultures that we may perceive as diametrically different can blend into each other perfectly. The crane origami symbol dominates throughout the design, complementing the traditional ketubah text on the left. On top of it all, this origami ketubah design features a unique, bold modern art design that you’re used to seeing in all of our ketubah designs. For more origami ketubah pieces, make sure to check out our online gallery!


Birds of a Feather: Feather Inspired Ketubah

Birds of a Feather: Feather Inspired Ketubah

We’ve all used the expression light as a feather at least once in our lives. That may be the first association to a feather – lightness, ease, simplicity, and serenity. Of course, everyone’s minds work differently and a single notion cannot have the same connotation for everyone. For some, feathers may signify extravagance, glamour, and class when associated with fashion. Some people may associate a feather with literature and the very roots of this art. Then again, others may think of their favorite bird or its historical significance. Today we’re diving into different feather symbolisms and views in various cultures and traditions, which may align with your own.

When talking about cultures and feathers, it is impossible to neglect the Native Americans and their beliefs. In their culture, a feather stands for honor, as well as a close, intimate connection between the owner of the feather, and the bird it originates from. Besides honor, in Native American tradition, a feather represents wisdom, strength, power, as well as freedom – due to the connection to bird symbolism. Feathers had to be earned among the Native Americans, as warriors would only receive one if they won a battle, or demonstrated extreme bravery in a war.

In other cultures and religions, feathers are believed to be traces of angels, and physical proofs of their existence around us. Needless to say, a feather is a firmly established symbol of freedom for many people, not only because of its relation to birds and their flight but also because of its lightness and tenderness. One of the most interesting depictions of feather symbolism comes from ancient Egypt, where, after death, a person’s heart was supposed to be weighed against a feather, in order to determine their sins. In the event that their heart weighed more than a feather, that person would be considered sinful and would not be granted the beauties of eternal life.

The Hamsa Dream ketubah features two powerful, complex symbols: the hamsa, and a dreamcatcher. This ketubah design is a lucky charm for all couples who enjoy the strong meaning behind these two symbols, given that a dreamcatcher is known to cleanse the energy and magnetically attract good vibrations. We’re also sure that those of you who enjoy bright colors and eye-catching geometrical designs will gravitate towards this feather ketubah design. For more options, make sure to head over to our online feather-inspired gallery and choose your ketubah design today!


Less is More: Minimalist Ketubah

Less is More: Minimalist Ketubah

In life, we often tend to complicate things way too much, always looking for something better and bigger. In fact, the best things in life seem to be pretty simple and straight-forward, and we’re the ones ruining them with our tendency to complicate. If the essential idea of the minimalist movement could be put into words, the motto would be less is more – meaning that great things in life, as well as great art, do not have to be pompous and extravagant, but quite the opposite. If you’re a person who appreciates the simplicity of minimalist art, we’re quite positive you’ll manage to find the ketubah of your dreams while exploring our minimalist ketubah collection.

Minimalism is a movement in art that originates from the United States, or New York, to be exact, which saw the light of the day in the 1960s. The minimalist movement revolves around pretty clear, straight-to-the-point principles: simplicity of the form, and an entirely objective approach to art. Minimalist art is also often referred to as ABC art, meaning that it focuses on exploring the essential components of art, ignoring the personal, subjective aspect. Not allowing the subjectiveness to get in the way of art allowed these artists to truly wrap their heads around the actual, pure elements of art, as well as music.

If you were to ask a minimalist to explain their philosophy of living, they would probably present it as an expression of freedom in its purest form. Therefore, we cannot view minimalism strictly as an art movement, but rather as a lifestyle that is still very much popular amongst open-minded people. A minimalist does not sweat the small stuff in life, which allows them to keep their focus on what really matters, and view life objectively. A minimalist is not held down by anything, because they’ve truly embraced the simplicity of happiness.

The Touch of Gold ketubah design is a true artistic representative of the minimalist philosophy. This minimalist ketubah piece creates an ethereal, dreamy, calming ambiance, blurring the line between reality and dreams. Any couple who appreciates minimalist views, either in art or life in general, will love the simplicity, yet impactful aesthetics of this ketubah design. The color scheme, softness, and subtleness of this minimalist design will stand as a reminder of the love you share, as well as peace and serenity you’re aiming for in your unity.


Vibrant City of Art: Berlin Ketubah

Vibrant City of Art: Berlin Ketubah

How is it even possible to put Berlin into words? Berlin is more than a city; it is a multilayered world carrying so much symbolism it would possibly require a lifetime to interpret it. Many would agree that Berlin cannot be visited, it has to be felt, and lucky are those who get the opportunity to truly experience everything it has to offer, from tradition and history to modern culture, music, film, and art in general. Berlin is electrified, vibrant, and incomparable to say the least. Today, we will touch upon some of its most significant symbols and layers.

Berlin is the capital of Germany, as well as the most populated and largest German city, located in northeastern Germany. Its architecture is living proof of the turbulent past of Berlin, and it is quite possibly one of the main reasons why Berlin is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Something that we’d definitely advise when visiting Berlin is to check out the famous Bradenburg Gate, which was rebuilt 250 years ago and is of great significance for Berlin’s tradition.

Furthermore, the Reichstag should also make it high on your list, as it has one of the most beautiful glass domes you could ever find. Needless to say, Berlin Cathedral is one of the landmarks of this town and a true architectural jewel.

And how could we forget art at the East Side Gallery of Berlin, where you can enjoy over 100 paintings, one of them being the world-famous Some heads by Thierry Noir? Art lovers will truly be in awe at the sight of this artistic, colorful wall which is 1.3km long!

Did you know that Berlin’s Museum Island is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list – and rightfully so? No trip to Berlin would be complete without a visit to this River Spree island, the home of many breathtaking museums, including Atles and Bode.

One of the most emotional, touching visits you can make in Berlin is the one to the Holocaust Memorial. This monumental living memory of the horrors of the Holocaust stands as a reminder for the entire human race.

Berlin U-Bahn is a perfect ketubah choice for couples who have special memories tying them to this wonderful city, and for those who are planning on creating new ones. Although it looks like nothing but an U-Bahn plan, this ketubah design carries great symbolism, combining the historical turbulence and architecture that have marked Berlin forever.


The Noble Desert Ship: Camel Ketubah

The Noble Desert Ship: Camel Ketubah

Camels are often referred to as desert ships, due to their endurance and strength, without which men in the desert would be powerless. Camel is one of the few animals that can endure the harsh desert conditions, which has made it the main association to the desert, as well as patience and perseverance. It is hard to even imagine an animal as steady and calm as a camel; an animal that endures a great deal of sacrifice and hardship while remaining calm and composed. In the face of grueling life conditions, a camel preserves its grace and beauty. Although the first camel species that comes to mind is Arabian, there are also Bactrian and Asian, which differ greatly in size.

In different cultures, a camel also stands for different symbolisms which have various interpretations. For instance, in Arabian culture and tradition, a camel stands for power, wealth, and money. A person who has a camel in their possession is considered wealthy, as camels represent much more than a desert vehicle for them.

In Qatar, a camel is also viewed as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. On the other hand, in both Chinese and Iranian cultures, camels have been linked to a mystical creature – dragon. According to their beliefs, camels and dragons share unique energy and spiritual power. Furthermore, as far as Christian tradition is concerned, a camel signifies dignity, as well as modesty.

When it comes to generally accepted, non-cultural representation of camels, they have often been associated with traveling, especially when it comes to exotic trips and long distances. Furthermore, as far as spirituality is concerned, camels may stand for a long spiritual journey that each of us takes on. On this journey, we might come across many obstacles and setbacks, but a camel represents endurance and persistence on that path. What’s more, a camel stands for hope, that even though the road is long and weary, we’ll be able to make it to the finish line.

The Sahara Dunes ketubah is a magnificent camel ketubah piece that will take your breath away. Aside from the strong camel symbolism dominating throughout this ketubah design, it also combines many other aspects. This camel ketubah design is a perfect choice for couples who share a love for the desert, as well as its mystical and romantic atmosphere. The color scheme and overall esthetics of this ketubah contribute to the sensual, yet strong symbolism of this piece.


The Language of Love: Musical Notes

The Language of Love: Musical Notes

Regardless of their beliefs, gender, or nation, everyone is able to understand the universal language of love written in musical notes. No matter the language, music is not even meant to be understood, but rather felt – and that’s where the magic happens. Many people will agree that they cannot imagine a single day without their favorite tunes, as music helps them wake up in the morning, survive through a grueling workout, or snap back from a dark place. Certain compositions are considered priceless, since they’ve impacted the lives of so many people and made it into history.

When you think of music, there are probably jams that make you reminisce of certain times in your life and make you relive those moments all over again, which is one of the biggest impacts music has on people’s lives. Some people swear by certain albums and songs, not being able to fall in love with new music. Others have found one special song that has stuck for years and that could be considered the soundtrack of their life. If you could choose a single tune, which song would accompany your life the best? There’s a little something to think about.

Another important aspect of music is the way it connects people, breaking boundaries and reaching far beyond the limits. Musical notes are often more powerful than words will ever be, which can be experienced in concerts and music festivals. You’ll see thousands of people breathing, dancing, and singing as one – united by these magical musical notes. In those moments, all that matters is music, and all differences are set aside.

Musical notes are also often used to send a strong message, which could be witnessed throughout the history of music. The expression where words stop, music begins is more than accurate, since many words that could not be said and feelings that could not be expressed saw the light of the day in the form of musical notes.

Our Paper Tunes design inspired by musical notes is an ideal choice for musicians and music lovers, featuring strong music symbolism, as well as a seamless blend of whites and blues. The aesthetically pleasing color scheme of this ketubah design, along with music symbols including musical notes, contributes to the overall meaning of this special ketubah. This particular ketubah design is elegant, simple, yet strong. For more musical notes ketubah designs, make sure to check out our online gallery.


The Golden Season: Fall Ketubah

The Golden Season: Fall Ketubah

Are you one of those people who can recognize the magic in the fall? Yes, summer may be the absolute favorite when it comes to seasons, but many people prefer fall for various reasons. While many don’t appreciate the melancholic atmosphere that fall brings, others celebrate the beginning of this season, looking forward to cozy weather, sweaters, fall fashion, fashionable boots, nights by the fireplace, and pumpkin pies. There is an unlimited amount of reasons to love fall and enjoy all the changes it brings, as much as we may miss the sun and warm weather. After all, change is welcome once in a while, especially if it’s as romantic as fall.

Some people would define fall as depressing, foggy, dark, and rainy. Well, we always like to look on the bright side and find something positive in every single day, let alone season, so let’s focus on all the beautiful associations for fall. First and foremost, the way nature changes in the fall and all the colors turn into golden tones is mesmerizing. When you think of fall, it is hard not to picture a fireplace, a warm blanket by the fire, and your favorite book or a movie. Fall is the perfect time for everyone to indulge in their favorite indoor activities, catch up on some reading, or enjoy a glass of mulled wine with loved ones.

What many people may not grasp about the fall is that it is indeed a new beginning and a fresh start. Now that we’re approaching the end of the year, fall is the perfect time to wrap up some of the plans we may have neglected, and truly finish off the year strong. Of course, if you like to plan ahead, perhaps fall could be the ideal time for you to start envisioning the next year, so your list of resolutions can be well-thought-out.

The Autumn Trees fall ketubah design captures the very essence of fall – the way it reshapes nature and gives it a more nostalgic, romantic vibe. This fall ketubah design also incorporates the golden color scheme that truly is the main characteristic of this season. Whether your wedding is in the fall, or you simply share the love for this cozy season, this particular ketubah design is the perfect choice for you. For more fall-inspired ketubah designs, make sure to check out our fall ketubah collection.


Love Through Time: Ketubahs by Decade

Love Through Time: Ketubahs by Decade

Looking back, many things have changed in the past few decades, and various aspects of life have undergone major alternations. Nevertheless, there are certain values that persist and remain unchanged in any decade, such as the importance of friendship, respect, unity, and above all – love, in all its shapes and forms. Therefore, it is safe to conclude that, regardless of the decade one’s living in, the mentioned values represent the very essence of life, and an unbreakable bond between all people, ages, and periods. Today, we’re going for a quick trip through time, remembering some of the most memorable characteristics of the past decades, keeping in mind that love represents their mutual force.

How would one sum up the decade of the ’60s? This era certainly brought a great deal of turmoil and turbulence, but it is mostly remembered for the fight for individual freedom, popular music festivals, and the explosion of rock’n’roll which may have marked the culture of this decade more than anything else. Many still cherish the fashion choices of this decade, including tie-dye fabrics, mop-top haircuts, and the expansion of bikinis.

It is safe to say that the decade of the ’70s brought upon a series of groundbreaking scientific discoveries, especially when it comes to space exploration (remember the two fascinating lunar landings that marked the history of the mankind). In addition, big steps were taken in the world of technology, especially regarding computers. Women particularly respect this decade for the birth of true feminism and the beginning of the sexual revolution.

The decade of the ’80s brought further exploration and progress when it comes to both space flights and technology, which pretty much marked this era, as well. When it comes to pop culture, without a doubt, Madonna and Michael Jackson are the two names that defined this decade.

Looking back, it may seem that the decade of the ’90s has left the deepest, most prominent mark, given that it has heavily influenced today’s trends. As far as culture is concerned, many movements and discoveries considered crucial in the modern age started in the ’90s, including hip hop, cable television, and even the Internet. We will remember this decade as a golden era for the film industry, especially when it comes to unforgettable Disney classics. As far as the showbusiness goes, names such as Mariah Carey, Nirvana, and the Spice Girls live on, as well as their legacy, while some of the stars who started in the ’90s are still enjoying their spotlight. For ketubah designs inspired by different decades, make sure to visit our online gallery!


Lungs of Our Planet – Ketubah with Trees

Lungs of Our Planet – Ketubah with Trees

You’ll often hear people referring to trees as the essence of life and our most important investment, as they’re keeping us and our planet alive. Trees pretty much represent the lungs of the Earth, considering their immense role in air production. Without trees, there would be no humans, which is something we should all remind ourselves and our loved ones.

Also, you’ve probably heard of the rule of the thumb that for every tree cut down, three should be planted in order to maintain the optimal number of trees and give back to nature in a way. As forgetful as we can be about the importance of trees and nature in general, it is in everyone’s best interest that we prioritize the state of nature at this point.

There’s really no need to go into details when it comes to the importance of trees for our ecosystem. Nevertheless, before we dive into more abstract symbolism, it is important to remember that trees, as well as nature in general, require our utmost respect and attention.

In many cultures and traditions, trees have been cherished and adored for centuries. First and foremost, trees stand as a symbol of strength and growth, due to obvious reasons. In addition, trees have also symbolized resurrection and the ability to start over in life, while also having important roles in various religious and spiritual rituals, texts, and customs. What’s more, trees have been linked to eternal wisdom, as they are able to witness numerous events, changes, and moments that are considered monumental.

Trees also stand for a deep connection between all people, regardless of their age, social status, and other characteristics, as they live on for numerous generations to enjoy. Finally, tree branches represent a bond regardless of differences. People may differ in many aspects, but at the end of the day, we’re all citizens of the world – sharing the tree of life.

The Forest Keepers trees ketubah design portrays the beauty of nature which can only leave a man speechless. This wonderful tree-inspired ketubah piece celebrates nature, the forest, and all its beautiful inhabitants while capturing the harmony and serenity that can only be felt among trees. This tree-inspired ketubah is a perfect choice for couples who cherish and enjoy nature and want this ketubah to bring peace and unconditional love into their home. Finally, this trees ketubah is a special Papercut design, made with two layers of paper, fortifying the gorgeous design. For more trees ketubah designs, make sure to visit our online gallery.


A Pink Dream: Flamingo Ketubah

A Pink Dream: Flamingo Ketubah

Needless to say, there are many animals that never cease to impress us with their beauty, grace, and uniqueness – and flamingos are certainly one of them. Known for that bright pink color, flamingos are used to attention and gasps of people, as they are truly breathtaking. It is impossible not to notice them, and it is certainly impossible not to love them – as flamingos are extremely friendly, approachable, and above all peaceful animals. In addition, due to their soothing nature and extravagant exterior, flamingos have inspired numerous artists, as well as clothing, design, interior, and many other artistic aspects.

The name flamingo actually comes from Spanish flamengo, which translates to flame-colored. Even though flamingos are indeed pink and not red, the brightness and vibrancy of their feathers obviously reminded ancient people of flames. Even though flamingos are believed to always be pink, there are also flamingo species in other colors and shades, resembling the “prototypical” American flamingo in size and shape.

Besides breathtaking beauty and grace, flamingos have also been associated with a dose of mystery. As you could notice if you ever had a chance to see flamingos, they usually stand on one leg while keeping the other one tucked beneath their bodies. Many have tried to find a reasonable explanation for this phenomenon related to flamingos, but there is no widely accepted theory. One of the possibilities for flamingos acting this way is that they’re able to conserve more body heat.

Another interesting theory surrounding flamingos is that their posture – that being standing on one leg – makes them a symbol of stability and balance through life. Even on one leg, they’re still able to preserve their graceful stance and confidence. Given their uniqueness and extraordinary exterior, flamingos also represent individuality and diversity that everyone should embrace and truly be proud of.

If you’re a fan of flamingos, or you simply enjoy their aesthetics and symbolism, our Flamingos In Love ketubah design is without a doubt a perfect choice for you. This particular ketubah design captures everything that flamingos represent: their beauty, uniqueness, vibrancy, as well as their eye-catching hot pink colored feathers. On the other hand, we also have a romantic aspect as this ketubah design portrays two flamingos in love, representing unity and love of your marriage. Of course, this flamingo ketubah design is also a perfect representative of modern art, the influence of which exists in all our ketubah pieces.


Unity in Diversity: India Ketubah

Unity in Diversity: India Ketubah

India truly is an epitome of diversity, offering so much in many different aspects of life, including wildlife, nature, sights, history, tradition, as well as entertainment. Some would say that it takes a lifetime to truly get acquainted with India’s diversity, since there are so many things to see, so many stories to hear, and so many events to witness. Although in media the image of India may be limited to cuisine and Bollywood, the truth is that this country is truly an extremely complex notion, and its uniqueness and beauty stretch far beyond what may be considered mainstream.

Of course, we cannot start a story about India without touching upon its rich culture, which is actually one of the oldest cultures in the world. India’s diversity is clearly recognized in its culture, since there are approximately 22 official languages in this country, while 400 other languages are spoken in different parts and among different groups of people. Furthermore, it is in India that many cultures and religions were born, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, as well as Jainism. Therefore, it is safe to say that many nations could discover their roots in the mystical land of India.

Needless to say, India’s movie production known as Bollywood, based in Mumbai, is famous around the globe. Bollywood movies are unique, dramatic, often inspiring, and packed with catchy songs and characteristic tunes.

While exploring India, one cannot resist but be in absolute awe with its breathtaking architecture. India is, without a doubt, a land of temples, which makes it particularly interesting for spiritual people. Some of the most beautiful temples of India include Golden temple, Akshardham temple, ISCKON temple, Sanchi Stupa, and many others.

Speaking of architecture, Taj Mahal is considered to be a symbol of India, and it is also one of the eight wonders of the world. What makes Taj Majal so captivating is not only its undeniable beauty and luxury, but also the story behind it. It was the emperor Shah Jahan who built the Taj Majal, dedicating it to his adored wife. Today, Taj Majal stands not only as a symbol of India, but as an embodiment of love.

The Konkan India ketubah design was inspired by Bene Jews, as India has been their home for centuries, long before the Expulsion from Spain. This particular India inspired ketubah design portrays the classical Bene Israel ketubah style, enriched with vivid, bright colors. Discover more beautiful ketubah designs in our India ketubah collection!

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