Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Blessing Jade & Gold
Note: picture #1 is my friend's baby; picture #2 is my friend and her aunt-in-law and uncle
The jade can be used for the purpose of the protection from evil spirit or the blessing for easy raising. In Asia, when our friends have new born baby, the parents celebrate at her one-month old and one-year old. The custom has been kept for very long time, since thoes time frames play as the indicator that baby is healthy sufficient to survive. At baby's one-month old, people usually give her gold jewlry (24K) or red envelope with some money as blessing her such a precious treasure to the family and as protection from the bad spirit as well.
You may think red envelope is useful for every cheerful occation, such as new year or wedding or new baby. That is because we believe the bad spirit is afraid of red. We often have the red envelope(s) in the pillow case for couple days. So, you may either consider jade or red envelope underneath your pillow case for good luck.