1,000 Paper Cranes


I’m not sure about you, but Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes was a book that meant a lot to me as a child. And though it was sad, it also spoke of hope, family, wishes, tradition, and love.

The legend of the paper cranes, for those of you not familiar with it, states that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes, a real crane will grant you one wish, such as a long happy life.

According to Wikipedia: A thousand paper cranes are traditionally given as a wedding gift by the father, who is wishing a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple. They can also be gifted to a new baby for long life and good luck. Hanging them in one’s home is thought to be a powerfully lucky and benevolent charm.

So, not only are the pretty, but they are meaningful and (if you are a beleiver) lucky as well. Here are some ways to incorporate them into your big day.

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