Bring a bit of British tradition and fun to your Christmas this year.
An original card of Christmas pudding charms from the 50's or slightly later. These English favours have been around since the 1800's or even earlier. They were put in the Christmas puddings and your fortune was told by the one you ended up with in your serving.
These were popular in the Canada too during the 50's. They were put into birthday cakes. They, like so many things fell out of favour, yet are still a charming thing to use. They are still very popular today with some. Wrap each one in some waxed paper and aluminum foil and stir into the cake batter or pudding before steaming. They should disburse throughout the cake while baking. Remind all eating the finished item to be mindful of the pudding charms and to watch out for them. Complete cards are very rare.
Thimble – was seen as bad luck symbolizing spinsterhood/old maid
Ring - marriage
Button - bachelor
Horseshoe - good luck
Wishbone - a wish for good luck
Anchor – to symbolize safe harbour
Boot – travel
This card of pudding charms has a bell, cat, horseshoe, wishbone, pig and teddy bear. Made by: Dunbar Decorations LTD., Edinburgh, Scotland.
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