Tartan and oak wood with an authentic six pence coin for good luck!
A fantastic Scottish themed gift! This engraved "Happy Retirement" hanging wooden plaque with a lucky sixpence in the centre is a fantastic memorable gift!
This lucky sixpence is finished with an oak veneered wood surrounding design and an option of 3 tartan backgrounds; Isle of Skye, Grey Granite and Royal Stewart (see image of choices).
The lovely six pence coin shows the side with the rose, thistle, leek and shamrock to represent England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland - the perfect lucky charm!
Packed in a gift box with a small card explaining the lucky sixpence tradition.
How did the lucky sixpence tradition begin?
In the middle ages, the people were very superstitious. They believed that much of their life was controlled by evil spirits. Anything they could do to ward off those spirits was wise. They felt that those evil spirits were particularly active during rites of passage, such as weddings, so it was important to use good luck charms to keep the bride and groom safe on their wedding day.
During the early 1600's it was customary for the Lord of the Manor to give his bride a piece of silver as a wedding gift. This was symbolically represented by a sixpence coin. It later became a tradition to include a sixpence in the dowry that was given by the bride's family to the groom. That tradition of the sixpence as a symbol of good luck continues today.
Some families have passed down the same sixpence through the generations to continue the hope for good luck to future brides. Today that lucky sixpence tradition has grown to include retirements, births, new homes, birthday because...well, why not! A little extra luck is always a welcome thing!
Made from oak veneered wood, Ribbon, Polyviscose tartan, card, and gift box.
H: 10.5cm W: 10.5cm D: 1cm.
H: 3 1/2" W: 3 1/2" D 1/4"