Ideas for Wishing Good Luck

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Ideas for Wishing Good Luck
The cat figurine with a paw up is a good luck gift in Japanese culture. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The time may come where you are wishing a friend or family member good luck. She may be starting a new job, going off to college or leaving to go travelling. Whatever the reason, there are several ways to wish her good luck. Choose a suitable gift, write her a card, give her a good luck charm or do an activity where you can get the chance to wish her all the best face-to-face.

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Gift

Wish someone good luck with a gift. Choose an item that will help her in her new venture. For example, if she is starting a new job, buy her a new work outfit. If she is going travelling, buy her a travel bag or travel books. Another type of gift is a cultural gift wishing good luck. The Japanese believe a cat figurine with a paw up is good luck. In China, a painting of a dragon is a traditional lucky gift.

Card

Send a good luck card. Send an electronic card via e-mail. Pick out an interactive card with a flashing image and music. Choose one with a sentimental good luck message or with a joke, depending on what she may like. Send it to her e-mail address. Alternatively, post a card and write a personal message wishing her all the best.

Social Gathering

It's always important to get the chance to wish someone good luck face-to-face. If you are good friends with her, invite her out for a few drinks in a local bar. Or, treat her to a meal. This way you can give her an evening out and wish her good luck personally. If she is going away, throw her a surprise party. Invite all her friends and family. She's sure to appreciate the effort you have taken to gather all her loved ones so they can collectively wish her luck.

Good Luck Charm

Many symbols have become associated with good luck over the years. Buy her a good luck charm she can hang on a necklace or bracelet. There are many examples of these charms. The horse shoe is a popular choice; it is believed to increase positive spiritual energy and invites good luck. Or, choose a charm of three keys. The keys are meant to represent unlocking the door to health, wealth and love. A four-leaf clover is rare plant find so buy her some four-leaf clover earrings. Consider a gold lucky wishbone charm.

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