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Lucky Sooty Vintage Postcards

But, don't touch my dress with your sooty hands! If you happen to meet a chimney sweep on your wedding day you'll be bestowed with good luck, health, and happiness throughout your life. This belief and tradition dates back to the 17th century. The relationship between marriage and the hearth (home) may be the explanation.

Nowadays, you can even employ a sweep to attend your wedding! They are for hire and itching to drink bubbly and eat sumptuous finger food at the reception! The sweep will probably not be as darling as this little vintage postcard friend.

It was also commonly considered lucky to see lambs, toads, spiders, and rainbows on the way to the wedding, but I'm not sure why. It might not hurt to have a few of these running around on the big day for extra insurance. The toad might eat the spider though. The lamb might accidentally step on the toad. Oh no! I think that it is lucky to have vintage postcards at your wedding too. I'm going to start a new tradition!

Who do you want to leave off of the guest list? Lizards were historically thought to bring bad luck. Monks and nuns are also out, because they were thought to symbolize poverty and chastity- two things you definitely don't want in your marriage!

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