Crystallized Energy: Ketubah with Crystals

Crystallized Energy: Ketubah with Crystals

When crystals are mentioned, there are usually two groups of people: the first one which associates them strictly with beauty and elegance, and the other group which thinks of them as strong symbols with healing properties. Nevertheless, crystals are always admired and desired, regardless of the connotations attributed to them. Nowadays, the knowledge and information about many kinds of crystals are widely accessible, which allows for the overall expansion of their popularity. Today, we will touch upon some of the most intriguing types of crystals and their potential beneficial properties.

Before we dive into the actual types, it is important to say that crystals have been around for thousands of years, and they have been worshiped by ancient civilizations including the Egyptians and Aztecs. Throughout the history of these civilizations, crystals have been used in different aspects, including cosmetics, jewelry, amulets, as well as statues.

So, why is it that people purchase crystals and enjoy surrounding themselves with different kinds, except for the obvious aesthetic factor? Well, it is believed that crystals have specific energetic vibrations, similar to our bodies, where they can modulate our own energies and help us in transforming the negative into positive. Apparently, crystals are meant to release tension, allow for a continuous flow of energy, and remove spiritual blockages.

One of the most popular crystals is Amethyst is a stone of spirituality and enhanced intuition, believed to provide soothing energy and restful sleep. Also, due to its mesmerizing purple color, it is one of the most common choices when it comes to purchasing crystals. Blue Quartz is also one of the commonly chosen crystals, due to its calming and harmonious properties. While Celestite is believed to promote uplifting and inspiring energy, Citrine is associated with courage, hope, and self-esteem. Clear Quartz is also one of the most beautiful pieces, believed to support a clear thought process, and is often used in meditation.

The Crystal Dance ketubah is a beautiful piece representing the enchanting, magical beauty of crystals, and it also belongs to the category of our abstract ketubah designs. If you’re a fan of crystals, and you enjoy modern abstract art, this is without a doubt a ketubah design that will take your breath away. Also, keep in mind that all our ketubah designs blend the modern into the traditional, as we’re never disregarding the original ketubah symbolism. For more ketubah designs, make sure to visit our online gallery.


Eternal Love and Happiness: Ketubah with Cranes

Eternal Love and Happiness: Ketubah with Cranes

When it comes to symbolism, cranes seem to be largely present in various cultures and traditions, especially in Asia, having a predominantly positive connotation. The Korean, Japanese, and Chinese traditions, in particular, include cranes on many levels, especially when it comes to prosperity, happiness, and inner strength – which seem to be the main associations. Cranes sure do stand out from other bird species in many ways, especially when it comes to height, as they’re the tallest flying bird species in the world and they can be up to 5.9 feet tall! Cranes are also easily recognized due to their grace, elegance, and uniqueness.

In Japanese tradition, cranes belong to the group of holy creatures, which says a lot about their cultural significance in this country. A specific species of cranes known as the Japanese crane, or the Red-crowned crane, is a prominent symbol of longevity, fidelity, as well as good fortune. Furthermore, cranes are largely present in Japanese traditional paper-folding art commonly known as origami, which also stands as a symbol of longevity and prosperity, especially when gifted to the newlyweds. As a matter of fact, cranes are very much a part of the traditional wedding decoration, as they’re monogamous, thus symbolizing eternal love and loyalty.

In Chinese history, cranes were common symbols of important officials, and only chosen individuals could wear them. Cranes are also very much incorporated in Chinese art, which can be seen in many paintings portraying cranes in their gracious flight. Furthermore, cranes are often portrayed with pine trees, which is a symbolic combination which stands for prolonged life.

Even though cranes dominate the Japanese and Chinese cultures, their symbolism can also be recognized in other traditions all around the world, as well. For instance, Romans and Greeks thought cranes to be symbols of light and spring. On the other hand, the Native Americans felt strongly about the cranes representing leadership, good fortune, and good luck. Some records of the crane symbolism in the Native American folklore even associate it with peacemaking, while in Africa some believed cranes to symbolize wisdom.

The Paper Cranes ketubah is also a part of our paper ketubah category, honoring the Japanese art of origami. This particular cranes ketubah is inspired by the Japanese wedding tradition, which often incorporates cranes as symbols of longevity, good fortune, and as we’ve mentioned previously – monogamous love. Make sure to check out our online gallery of ketubah with cranes.


The Rainbow-Colored Perspective: Kaleidoscope Ketubah

The Rainbow-Colored Perspective: Kaleidoscope Ketubah

How many times have you wished that you could see the world from a different perspective, or through someone else’s eyes? As much as the world can seem like a gloomy, uninspiring place at moments, you can rest assured that seeing it through a kaleidoscope will change the mood instantly. There is just something dreamy, almost ethereal in kaleidoscopes and the way they create a more colorful, vivid, thrilling reality. Even though a kaleidoscope may seem like a children’s toy, it is indeed something we can learn a lot from when it comes to embracing a different, more positive outlook on life.

If you aren’t familiar with the topic (which we highly doubt), a kaleidoscope is a tool, typically a toy, usually consisting of three rectangular mirrors positioned in a particular way which creates a colorful illusion. These mirrors of a kaleidoscope are set at a 60-degree angle in relation to each other, which results in a colorful explosion of different shapes and forms we see through the glass. Even though the effect kaleidoscope creates is generally considered to be a purely optical illusion, many people believe that our subconscious plays a big role in this process. What this means is that the illusion we witness while looking through a kaleidoscope may reflect our inner desires, wishes, and imagination,  which is why it is believed that a single kaleidoscope can create different illusions for different people.

By rotating the wheels of the kaleidoscope, the mirrors are turning, creating an alluring, enchanting dance of colorful shapes and objects, which is truly therapeutic for many people. From a more philosophical perspective, we could view the vision a kaleidoscope provides for us as a unique lesson about life. As the wheels of life continue to spin, and the objects in our lives tend to change colors and shapes, there is beauty in every single combination.

The Kaleidoscope ketubah is a proud representative of our kaleidoscope-inspired collection of ketubah designs. Just as the name itself implies, this ketubah design portrays a vision through the stained glass of a kaleidoscope, capturing its vividness, texture, and the perfect mixture of bold, eye-catching colors. If you’re a fan of kaleidoscopes, as well as colorful, daring modern art in combination with traditional elements, such as the ketubah writing, we can definitely see you gravitating towards this one. To check out our kaleidoscope-inspired ketubah collection in its entirety, make sure to visit our online gallery.


How a Man Conquered the Sky: Flying Ketubah

How a Man Conquered the Sky: Flying Ketubah

What is it about flying that has fascinated mankind since the beginning of time? Is it a fact that it is an activity we’re unable to perform on our own, unlike other living creatures, or is it the simple fascination with being high up in the sky, away from all the troubles and hardships? Either way, it is safe to say that humans have worked hard to reach the heights – literally, and today we have several flying options, as well as adrenaline sports and challenges which call for a great deal of courage. On the other hand, the human obsession with flying may have stemmed from their love for birds, these magnificent creatures that conquered the sky.

Back in the day, flying wasn’t nearly as accessible as today. Quite the contrary, it seemed that people could only dream about it and envision themselves in the sky without a proper plan. Even those who had what seemed to be a well-thought-out plan would fail in executing it. Before anyone could even imagine flying on an airplane, people would construct man-carrying kites that have massively been utilized in China. Other forms of aircraft, including hot air balloons and airships, were developed later as more innovative means of flying which can be regarded as more rational attempts at functional flying machinery.

In 1903, history was made when flying was made possible by the legendary Wright brothers who successfully performed the first-ever controlled, powered flight. From that point on, the development of the flying industry could not be stopped, and all of a sudden a dream became reality. In the 1950s, people witnessed the first-ever commercial jet airliner, the de Havilland DH 106 Comet, which marked a turning point in the history of flying. However, the ambition of mankind when it comes to flying would not stop there. It was in the 1980s that the first reusable Space Shuttle was launched into space, completely revolutionizing the idea of human existence and capabilities. Later on, in the 1990s, NASA performed the first-ever exploration of another planet – Mars. What could be next? We can only imagine, as there seem to be fewer limits than ever when it comes to a man’s dream to fly.

The Flying into the Dusk ketubah captures flying in a most romantic, sensual manner – by portraying two white birds in a harmonious flight. Their unity and ability to reach the heights while flying together symbolizes the love and commitment between two people joined in a sacred unity of marriage.


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.

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