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!


Impressionist Ketubah: A Glimpse of Beauty

Impressionist Ketubah: A Glimpse of Beauty

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if that is true, the eye of an impressionist artist is impatient, wandering, and eager to discover the world. When you take a close look at the work of impressionists, you will notice that the colors are smudged, objects are hardly recognizable, and the entire scenery seems blurred, faded, and almost foggy. Many would agree that the opus of impressionists resembles a daydream, an unfinished fantasy, and that single split second between being awake and asleep. While some may not understand the beauty of impressionism, others deeply connect with this artistic wave, understanding that we do not need to see something clearly to perceive and cherish its magnitude.

Impressionism was born in France, in the 19th century, and its birth was truly monumental since it broke many European artistic conventions and paved the way for many different views in art. What Impressionists decided to do was incorporate scientific research into their work, discovering a whole new dimension that wasn’t touched upon before. The technique of Impressionists was what set impressionism aside from all the other artistic movements, since they focused on small touches as opposed to bold strokes in their painting.

The sole purpose of Impressionists’ work is capturing and portraying a scenery or an object as seen through someone’s eyes if they were to only catch a glimpse of it. Therefore, impressionism lacks focus, explicit detailing, and sharpness, which was one of the main reasons for traditional and conventional painters to critique Impressionists. However, color, vibrancy, and vividness certainly do not lack in the work of Impressionists, as the inspiration for these pictures were mostly the outdoor imagery, animals, people, and nature in general. Later on, another unique movement developed from impressionism – pointillism, which utilized small dots to illustrate the perspective of a picture seen from afar.

The Evening Doves ketubah is one of the designs inspired by impressionism, namely the work of a famous artist, Marc Chagall, known for incorporating various Jewish motifs. This Impressionist inspired ketubah design portrays two doves in love, emphasizing the magic and uniqueness of their relationship. In addition, this particular Impressionist ketubah design celebrates the unity of two people in love, capturing the romance, closeness, and devotedness. Needless to say, the Impressionist characteristics and details aren’t lacking, as bold, smudged colors and a foggy night scenery represent the essence of this piece. Make sure to check out our Impressionist ketubah collection for more enchanting ketubah pieces!


A Symbol of Forever: Ketubah with Rings

A Symbol of Forever: Ketubah with Rings

Since love is considered to be a mutual feeling, the energy between two people, and a vibration that cannot be seen, tasted, or physically felt, it is hard to find its tactile manifestation. Many would disagree, naming various instances, such as butterflies in the stomach or other abstract notions as physical manifestations of love, but we could all agree that the rings newlyweds exchange at the wedding ceremony would be the best answer. Each of the rings represents their commitment towards one another, their sacred vows and promises that have now gained a physical form.

If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, you may be familiar with a rather unique, special symbolism around rings. In the movies, that special, One Ring stood for unshakeable commitment to a longsome journey on which people connect and create unbreakable bonds. In case you’re passionate about Lord of the Rings, a ketubah with rings could be the best choice for you, given that it could symbolize togetherness, connectedness, and unity against all odds – just like in the movies.

Diving into the historical background of the meaning of rings, we can find many different representations and perceptions. For instance, in Egypt, rings were symbols of eternity, as men gave their women a ring as a symbol of immortal love. In Roman culture, rings were created from more durable, strong materials such as leather and bone, and later iron, which were also used by men to “claim” their chosen woman.

When it comes to Irish culture, there is a traditional ring known as the Claddagh, decorated with a representation of two hands holding a heart with a crown. This specific ring is not only a wedding ring in Ireland; it can also be given as a symbol of friendship. As far as its specific design is concerned, the two hands in the texture of the ring represent unity, the heart symbolizes love, while the crown is perceived as a strong symbol of loyalty.

Go Pop ketubah with rings is an extremely unorthodox, eye-catching design that represents modern art at its best. Influenced by a popular pop art artist Brian Donnelly, this ketubah with rings truly represents one of our boldest designs, only daring, unique couples will set their eyes on. Some view marriage, commitment, and rings as symbols of love through more conventional, traditional eyes, but for this ketubah, we wanted to go overboard and create something spectacular! Make sure to check out our special ketubah with rings collection.


Wear Your True Colors with Pride: Peacock Ketubah

Wear Your True Colors with Pride: Peacock Ketubah

Just like many other animals, a peacock stands for different concepts in different cultures, and its symbolism is very rich and diverse all over the world. Even without knowing anything about the meaning of peacock in cultures of different countries, just by looking at this glorious animal, we could conclude that it could stand for beauty, confidence, pride, and dominance. It is safe to say that peacocks belong to the group of some of the most fascinating animals that could wow just about anyone without necessarily trying to be impressive. That eye-catching, breath-taking aura comes naturally to peacocks, who can make everyone stop and stare by revealing a gorgeous array of their colorful feathers.

Throughout history, people have viewed the symbolism and meaning of peacocks differently. Starting with Hinduism, a peacock has often been portrayed with Lakshmi – their goddess of compassion, gratitude, and good fortune, which resulted in peacock having the same attributes. In addition, mythology has also associated a peacock with a god of rain, who was thought to bring new life to the Earth and cleanse it through rain and thunder. What’s more, a peacock’s “dance” is believed to “summon” the rain.

The mythology of ancient Greece, on the other hand, views the meaning of a peacock in a rather unique way. Fascinated by the magnificent range of colors in a peacock’s tail, they found it to represent the eyes of the stars. In fact, the ancient Greek goddess Hera would punish anyone who would kill a peacock in the cruelest way. Furthermore, the philosophy of the alchemists finds that a peacock is an earthly form of a Phoenix rising from the ashes, symbolizing rebirth and power. Also, given the fact that peacocks kill snakes, often associated with malice, death, and sickness, many cultures and philosophies celebrate them as protectors, and bearers of positive, healing energy.

Once broken or damaged, a peacock’s beautiful feathers grow back, without any traces of harm. Therefore, a peacock represents new beginnings, the strength to rise from bad circumstances and continue fighting through life proudly.

The Regal Peacocks ketubah portrays these beautiful animals in all their colorful, mesmerizing glory. In this design, we have a pair of gorgeous peacocks which represent the romantic element each and every of our ketubah designs incorporate. This particular peacock ketubah design combines both the artistic value of modern art which is an integral part of all of our designs, and the symbolism of peacocks. Make sure to visit our gallery for more peacock ketubah designs!


Gentle Giant’s Grace – Giraffe Ketubah

Gentle Giant’s Grace – Giraffe Ketubah

Giraffe – Africa’s “gentle giant” is literally what the nickname describes: a gigantic animal that may seem terrifying, but only for a couple of seconds. Giraffes are known for their gentleness, tenderness, and grace. Even though they truly are giants, the behavior of a giraffe does not reflect its strength and dominance over other animals. While some would expect them to showcase brutality and viciousness due to their size, there isn’t a single trace of malice in the character of a giraffe, which makes them absolutely loveable and adorable. Whether a giraffe is your favorite animal, or you’re interested in their symbolism, we will not neglect either aspect.

Many associate giraffes with magnificent beauty, as they are truly breathtaking. Their large eyes and long eyelashes have become a symbol of beauty, inspiring many artists and works of art. Aside from the obvious beauty they possess, giraffes are also seen as majestic creatures which possess incredible soothing energy.

Once again, we have to mention the eyes of a giraffe, which signify purity and hope. Due to the calm, nowhere near aggressive nature of the giraffe, they have been associated with peace, and given that they’re particularly silent animals, they also represent shyness and reservedness. On the other hand, the 20-inch-long tongue of the giraffe has been described as a symbol of eloquence in some cases. The first association to a giraffe must be elegance, its incredible poise, and almost intoxicating aura.

In certain cultures, a giraffe stands for limitless knowledge. Some people believe that a giraffe can see into heavens since its neck stretches through the clouds, so they can take a peek at hidden cosmic plans. The long neck also allows the giraffe to spot the danger and change the location once they’ve been threatened, which makes a giraffe the symbol of awareness. Finally, giraffe’s ability to see higher than the majority of creatures may signify one’s determination to see past the hardships and negativity towards a brighter future.

Onto Noah’s Ark ketubah design is a perfect representative of our unique style and determination to blend the modern and the traditional together. Here we have a beautiful representation of the animals entering the Noah’s Ark – the most prominent being giraffes, in all their glory and grace. What makes this giraffe ketubah piece stand out is a bold mix of vibrant colors and prominent patterns which give it a whole new dimension.


Leave Your Mark On The World: Fingerprint Ketubah

Leave Your Mark On The World: Fingerprint Ketubah

Leaving your fingerprint on a document may seem like a mere technicality – something to be recognized by other than your name; something to facilitate your identity in the world. How could something so technical and official as a fingerprint hide a strong symbolism? If you’re a fan of our ketubah designs for quite a while you’re already familiar with our philosophy, but if you’re just getting to know our vision, it is important to state that we’re far from traditional, and nowhere near conventional. We let our imagination run wild with ketubah designs and inspiration we pick for each of them – one category being the fingerprint ketubah collection. If you’re interested to discover more about our take on the symbolism of fingerprints, then keep on reading.

There aren’t two people in the world, not even identical twins, that are sharing the very same fingerprint. Can you imagine that? Over 7 billion people in the world, and not two identical fingerprints – that is a notion hard to process. Unique fingerprints may be one of the strongest proofs of our originality and uniqueness. Even if some people resemble each other, have similar interests or fears, they’re still individuals, separate souls who should celebrate their uniqueness and individuality – symbolized by a one-of-a-kind fingerprint. And no, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t feel connected to each other – it’s just that each of us has something new and different to bring to the table, which is represented by a fingerprint. We could imagine that each of our traits, both qualities and flaws, is represented by the tiny lines in our fingerprint.

So, if a fingerprint stands for individuality, why incorporate it into ketubah designs, which should stand for unity, togetherness, and sharing? Well, the truth is that we should not lose that special spark, that unreplicable uniqueness that exists in each and every one of us, even when deciding to spend our lives together. Only by accepting each other the way we are and letting each grow while being together can we know the true meaning of love – and that’s what fingerprint ketubah is all about.

The Oak ketubah design takes the symbolism of a fingerprint to a whole new level, by incorporating the significance of your wedding guests. Firstly, the oak design includes two birds – symbolizing love and marriage, while the oak stands for their shelter and support in life – their loved ones. This particular ketubah design is part of our special fingerprint collection, allowing your loved ones to imprint their own fingerprints – becoming an eternal part of this monumental event in your lives.


Your Own Piece of Paradise: Garden Ketubah

Your Own Piece of Paradise: Garden Ketubah

Since the beginning of time, people have had an inexplicable, strong, what many would consider innate urge to be one with nature –  whether it be seaside, woods, mountain, or a garden. Being in nature, especially in solitude, triggers an entire eruption of emotion in us, as being in a garden or any other natural sight allows us to look deep down inside ourselves and truly reflect on our lives. Back in the day, people used to live in harmony with nature, and it seemed as if they were one. Nowadays, it is our primary concern to cherish and nourish the nature we’ve so carelessly neglected, and celebrate it through our gardens, rivers, and fields.

The garden inspired ketubah collection will be a perfect choice for passionate gardeners. Through history, we can distinguish different phases of the development of gardening, according to its primary purpose. First and foremost, gardens were made for people to cultivate plants they would later use in their nutrition, or to feed their animals (although we do believe they still managed to find some joy in this delicate, complex activity). Later on, gardening evolved into a business, and people were no longer planting their garden only for themselves, but to sell their goods, as well. Somewhere along the way, cultivating and maintaining a garden has become a passion and a hobby. Even though having a garden can still feed families and bring profit, there are more and more people who do this out of pure love and admiration for nature. Today, gardens are also extremely popular since people have recognized how mass production and the heavy involvement of chemistry have jeopardized the purity and quality of the soil and its products.

On the other hand, there are also botanical gardens, which can often seem unrealistic and fairytale-like. Many botanical gardens have been chosen as wedding sights, and have hosted numerous wedding ceremonies, due to their magical atmosphere and paradise-like scenery.

The Deco Flowers ketubah design is a perfect representation of the garden inspired collection and the celebration of nature. In this mesmerizing modern ketubah design, we have a portrayal of a garden of thornless roses, symbolizing a life of happiness, joy, and prosperity for the newlyweds. The absence of thorns on the red roses in this garden stands for all the hardships and challenges the love birds have overcome, reaching their own happy place, and deciding to share those blessings forever.


Joining Your Lights Into One: Ketubah with Candles

Joining Your Lights Into One: Ketubah with Candles

Candles have an extremely deeply rooted position in many aspects of life, from religion and spirituality to personal events of great importance. Not only do candles largely contribute to the overall atmosphere, but they do also have a very important, precious role history, tradition, and many other spheres – hence their strong, undeniable symbolism. Besides the strong symbolism in history and tradition, candles can signify different things for different people, as they’re implemented in many great events, whether it be welcomes or goodbyes. Nevertheless, candles and their powerful symbolism mark significant, emotional, remarkable moments, some of which have been creatively represented in our Ketubah with Candles collection.

In different traditions and cultures, candles have unique representations and meanings behind them, as their symbolism is perceived differently. One of the views on the symbolism of candles is that its light represents a person’s inner light – their power, will, and motivation. Candle lights are also often used in ceremonies, as they can signify people coming together and joining their lights to burn even brighter. In some cultures, the light of a candle represents one’s soul and the light it represented in the world. Candles are also often associated with romance and relaxation, due to their subtleness and sensuality.

When it comes to art, some of the biggest masterpieces in the world have been created in the candlelight. We can rest assured that candles have witnessed many first chapters, sketches, and plans before seeing the birth of great works of art. Throughout history, candles have guided great artists of the world through the creative process once the sun would go down, but the inspiration would start running wild. If it weren’t for candles, perhaps that incredible inspiration and drive artists get in the night time would have to be slept on, and mornings just wouldn’t feel the same. Candles have preserved artistic freedom and guided creativity for as long as there was no electricity. We bet some modern artists feel envious of these times, as candles bring about a mystical, unreplicable atmosphere.

Speaking of art, we’ve found a way to bring modern art and the great symbolism of candles together, and create beautiful ketubah designs portraying different interpretations. The Shabbat Candle ketubah design presents one of the longest traditions in the Jewish culture – lighting a Shabbat candle. What makes this candles inspired ketubah design unique is the way it seamlessly blends the traditional with the new and modern, while emphasizing the beauty of both worlds.


Embodiment of Extravaganza: Baroque Ketubah

Embodiment of Extravaganza: Baroque Ketubah

If you consider yourself and your stylistic preferences modest, simple, and down-to-earth, Baroque is just not the way to go. Baroque is strong, bold, attention-seeking, and never shy. Baroque is always in the spotlight, as its primary purpose was to draw attention, turn heads, and be a testimony of power, luxury, and class. Although we cannot say its influence is largely present in the modern day architecture, the remains of Baroque represent not only a memory of an extravagant age, but an artistic inspiration that lives on. To this day, the mark that Baroque has left on architecture is examined, studied, adored, and considered a treasure.

Baroque is a movement that originally appeared in the 17th century, following the Renaissance, under a great influence of the Catholic Church. At first, the very purpose of Baroque was to oppose the Protestant Church and everything it represented. Therefore, since Protestant architecture was characterized by simplicity and modesty, Baroque was supposed to be the complete opposite – as extravagant and loud as ever. It is safe to say that Baroque did not fail to amaze, and it even may have exceeded some expectations. Baroque brought grandeur to life, emphasizing colors, shapes, and forms; relying on contrast and variety of details, and creating an overall sense of luxury. Needless to say, Baroque triggered many heated discussions and divided artists and admirers. Some found Baroque fascinating and mesmerizing, while others detested its tackiness and even perceived it as utterly bizarre.

As far as architecture is concerned, Baroque seems to have had the greatest impact on churches, which is not surprising at all given the circumstances of its creation. Some of the most famous staples of Baroque in architecture include St. Peter’s Basilica, Chair of Saint Peter, Quadratura in the Jesuit Church, and The Entry of Saint Ignace into Paradise, among others. It is also important to note that Baroque did not only mark architecture, but other spheres of art, including music, theater, and ballet.

For some, Baroque may have been a lifestyle, representing freedom of expression, and love for the details. The Tehran Baroque ketubah is a representative of the Persian Jew community, embracing the traditional Persian Jewish style, very much resembling the bold works of Baroque. It is daring, colorful, and eye-catching, and every single detail in this Baroque ketubah piece has been carefully selected. For more Baroque-inspired ketubah pieces, make sure to check out our full Baroque ketubah collection.

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