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  • What brings happiness in life? The Chinese believe that happiness is five-fold: wealth, luck, prosperity, double happiness, and longevity.

    This unique gift is made up of symbolic pewter-cast charms, including a coin, gourd, monkey, pair of Mandarin ducks, and a pine bough. Put them all together in a red organza bag (a lucky color in China) and you're sure to increase the recipient's happiness.

    Please view the Contents Tab to read about the charms' symbolism and the printed insert that comes with the gift.

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  • The Bag of Happiness arrives with the following printed words:

    Over the centuries, the beautiful language of symbols has evolved to express the five values of wealth, luck, prosperity, double happiness, and longevity. The Chinese feel that by surrounding themselves with these felicitous symbols - in their art, architecture, language, and household objects - they increase their chances of a long and happy life.

    Wealth is often symbolized by a special coin, originally made in the 4th century B.C. The circle signifies heaven, and the internal square represents earth.

    The gourd is a symbol for good luck because it is believed to ward off evil spirits.

    The monkey represents a wish for prosperity, especially success in one's chosen career.

    Double happiness, the desire for a happy and harmonious love relationship, is often represented by a pair of mandarin ducks because they mate for life.

    The pine tree, known for its hardiness, signifies a long life.

Bag of Happiness

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