Wedding gag giftIt's hard to give a wedding gag gift. Because it's hard to find what somebody else really like. And it's even harder to find someone likes and don't cost you a fortune.
Chinese people sometimes like to give expensive wedding gag gifts. Chinese people think the more expensive wedding gag gift they give, the more they care. That's actually not a good habit. A great wedding gag gift should be expressing your thought and not costing a fortune.
Chinese calligrapher Wang Xizhi improved his calligraphy a lot after he traveled from south part of China to the north. He said later that it is kind of waste of time to only study Mrs. Wei's calligraphy.
Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
But later, as they found that Chinese characters have something more than just a good looking, Chinese calligraphy was born.The invention of Chinese brushes greatly pushed the development of Chinese calligraphy as an art.
As an art work, Chinese calligraphy carries the calligrapher's mood and thoughts. You can really feel how the calligraphy felt when he was painting the art work.During the 4000 years of Chinese history, Chinese calligraphy is the sole of Chinese culture.
It is he that giveth salvation unto who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
Chinese calligraphy is not just writing Chinese characters. It is not just writing Chinese well. It is not just writing Chinese characters beautifully.
In the US, people usually should claim a gift if the value is higher than certain amount. The limit depends on location. Some place might be $50 and some place might be $20. That's a great regulation.
I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.