If you’ve ever visited a Japanese restaurant, Asian supermarket, or Chinatown shop, you’ve probably noticed a little figurine of two cats perched quietly by the cash register. Good Fortune Cats are lucky charms, very popular in Japanese and Chinese cultures. They are believed to attract good luck and fortune for their owners. When the cash drawer is opened, the cat lifts its paw to say Ka-Ching!
Fortune Cats are known as Maneki Neko in Japanese, which means “Beckoning Cat.” Other common names include Lucky Cat, Money Cat, and Welcoming Cat.
The red cover shows a pair of lucky Maneki Neko cats. Open the card to a 3-D pop-up of the two stylized cat figurines. One is white, symbolizing happiness and positive energy; the other is gold, for good financial fortune. The left paw of the white cat is beckoning to welcome wealth, while the right paw of the gold cat is raised to protect. “Good Fortune” is written below the cats.
This is a card for an Asian friend, or a friend who admires Asian culture, for trips to Japan and China, to wish prosperity and security for the recipient. The Good Fortune Cats pop-up card is a fine birthday card, moving card, a gift to wish blessings on a new house, new job, successful retirement.
A card to bring Good Luck. Good fortune. Lots of cash. And a card for cat-lovers.
White: Happiness, purity, and positive things to come
Gold: Wealth and prosperity
Black: Wards off evil spirits
Red: Success in love and relationships
Show me the money!
Good things come when you least expect them.
A huge financial fortune is coming.
Change yourself and fortune will change.
When fortune calls, offer her a chair.
Fortune favors the prepared mind.
Blessings on your home.
Blessings on your business.
Blessings and good fortune.
Blessings, good fortune and luck.