The Tree of Life makes a Ketubah for Life
Trees have been around since forever. No matter how many we chop off, there’s still millions more out there. Trees are home to a world of insects, birds and animals providing shelter and stability to both earth and life on it. People depend on trees for almost everything; from food and protection to shade and firewood for warmth.
It is because of their puissance that trees have now become a symbol of antiquity and enduring strength. They have been featured in Historical ketubahs in intricate patterns and designs to mark stability and strength in a relationship. And the trend still continues on in modern ketubahs today.
The tree of life is a major element in religious mythologies, and is mentioned in the Book of Proverbs. It is associated with wisdom: “[Wisdom] is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.” (Proverbs 3:13-18)
The Tree of Life has a lot of positive meanings in different eras and religions. In Ancient Egypt, it represented the hierarchical chain of events that brought every thing into existence. In the late Han dynasty, the leaves of the tree are coins and people, while the apex is a bird with coins and the Sun.
You can decide how important the values a tree stands for, mean to your relationship and accordingly choose a ketubah that is both great to look at and symbolizes your bond.
The tall wooden plants form an integral part in ketubahs of nature lovers. Some shape their ketubah in the silhouette of a tree, while others have added actual dried leaves to add a touch of something real!
Trees are a gentle reminder of how relationships work; they start life young and weak but grow stronger with time, embedding their growing roots deep into the ground.