11 September 18: Sugared almond tales

Don’t you love traditions?

They’re a thing of family and fable, often springing from quirky habits and strong superstitions. Encountering these delectable homemade sweets by @ilovelavolio at Martha Brooks London’s 2018 Stationery Social reminded me of an Italian tradition I was told about as a kid. When Italian couples marry, they give guests five almonds as a favour to take home. The reason for five (I love odd numbers so I totally approve) is that five is indivisible, symbolising a strong bond between the newlyweds that will never be divided. Not only that but each almond has its own specific meaning, representing Health, Happiness, Wealth, Fertility and Long Life. What wedding traditions did you have at your nuptials?

Martha, The Colour File x

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