Key Bookmark – with Tibetan silver charm
The Key Bookmark can be associated with the keeping of secrets or with the age-old tradition of the gift of a key as a 21st birthday present.
The Key Bookmark can be associated with the keeping of secrets or with the age-old tradition of the gift of a key as a 21st birthday present. But where did that tradition come from?
Many years ago, it was the age of 21 when you were considered old enough to be a key-holder to your family’s home. Thus holding a symbolical ‘senior’ position in the family.
Although some people may think that this has become obsolete, but the symbolism of the key on the 21st birthday lives on. Graduations are also seen as a “new beginning” and keys can be ideal presents for both.
In Far Eastern cultures, keys are regarded as a “Good Luck” presents and a bearer of a good fortune ahead. It was believed that a Key as a token will open physical, intellectual, or spiritual barriers and give access, or attract riches of all nature.
In modern days, we have adopted the Key as a symbol of entrusting someone with the access to one’s “Heart of Hearts”. The “Key to a Heart” is given in the same fashion as the “Key to a City” has been given for ages. The practice of presenting a “Key to the City” to an individual can be traced back the Middle Ages when it was a symbol of the City’s intention that the recipient was free to come and go at will. Today it is considered a symbolic gesture, bestowed upon distinguished persons and honored guests for achievements of the highest importance.
Giving someone the “key to Your Heart” will be a symbol of expressing a special trust and commitment. In present days, when in a romantic relationship, two will exchange keys from their homes as an act, that signifies the moment when a relationship has been taken to the next level and the foundation of a life together has been laid
Although the UK lowered the age of drinking to 18 many years ago, the U.S. still has the legal age for drinking, smoking, and entering nightclubs at 21. So the 21st birthday is a significant turning point for a young adult as they’re now able to partake in more adult activities, legally.