A modern take on the traditional fortune cookie. The candle is shaped like the Korean character for "fortune". Simply just write down your wishes, hopes, or desires on a slip of paper and place it underneath the candle. It's said that the universe may be listening and can bring good fortune to the person who lights the candle.
The Fortune Candle is not only a way to manifest your own dreams, but also a thoughtful gift to give to a friend with an intention or hope for them.
You can also use the Fortune Candle as a reminder of what you are already blessed with in life. By lighting the candle and reflecting on what you are grateful for, you can cultivate a sense of appreciation and contentment in your daily life.
The concept of fortune is often associated with superstition and the belief in fate, luck, or destiny. In many cultures, there are traditional good-luck objects, such as horseshoes, four-leaf clovers, or lucky coins, that people believe can bring good fortune. There are also certain rituals and practices that people engage in to try to improve their chances of success and good fortune, such as carrying a lucky charm or reciting a mantra.
The Korean character '福' accompanies the life cycle of Koreans, serving as a symbol of good fortune and blessings. When a baby is born, it is common to embroider '福' onto pillows and blankets as a wish for a blessed future. In daily life, '福' is incorporated into mealtime rituals. Rice is washed with Bokjori, and '福' is engraved onto rice bowls or spoons to reflect on one's blessings during every meal.
The Fortune Candle is made by OIMU, which is a Seoul-based traditional family-owned company that was established in 2015 with a belief that design has the power to bridge the gap between past and present cultural values. Their unique brand focuses on creating beautiful, sustainable products that celebrate traditional Korean heritage while also having a zero-waste philosophy.