These oragami birds were collected from a
wedding we attended in Alexandria, VA
in 2008. Handmade origami cranes are
a beautiful wedding tradition.
These were part of the decorations.
It's from an ancient Japanese legend.
The couple or the family make 1,000
origami cranes during two months before the
wedding. This will bring the couple good luck.
Read more about it HERE.
After the family and a few guests took all
they wanted, these were left for the
clean-up crew. I couldn't let that happen!
I gently scooped up as many as I could into
a trash bag, being careful not to crush them.
I filled my apothecary jar with colorful cranes,
the one that always sits on the counter tray.
I draped a garland of birds across the top of
the pie safe in the living/entry room.
These beautiful origami cranes bring
good luck wherever they go.
They are often given as baby or get well gifts.
A beautiful tradition.
Good Luck To You!
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