Approximate size: 15×20 inches
I love this Wedding Heart, It celebrates marriage and then goes on to protect the new life from that union.
The Scottish Wedding Heart dates back to the 1700s when it was used as a Love Token. When a young man proposed marriage, the heart would be presented to the young woman. After the wedding the Scottish Wedding Heart was hung in the great room until the birth of the first child. Then it was hung over the cradle to protect the infant from harm.
The name luckenbooth comes from the fact that they were sold from locked booths at the markets held around St. Giles Kirk in Edinburgh.