As we bid adieu to 2016 — or, more appropriately, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, 2016 — I’ve been thinking about friends who’ve had it particularly hard this year. If you know anyone who’s had a rough go of it too, then you might like this idea we’ve had to send notes of well wishes and a little good luck charm for a better 2017.
I first got inspired to do this when I spotted these wooden good luck charms at Areaware. These little desk toys are what I’m going to add when I want to send just a bit more than a “thinking of you” card to someone who needs the boost.
All three decorative items are all symbols of good luck. The clover represents prosperity; the wishbone is a playful way to tell someone you’re hoping they’ll get their “lucky break;” and my favorite, the feather, is believed to be a blessing and symbol of thoughtfulness. And if there’s one thing I really appreciate when times are tough, it’s the thoughts and kind words of friends.
You can find the three wooden good luck charms from Areaware in a bundle at their site, or purchase them individually.