Chinese Food Good Luck Matchbook Magnet (MM13)

The original matchcover’s Mandarin characters “wonderful food”.  I’ve changed the characters to read “good luck”.   I lived in China for several years and love it very much.  We stayed just across the border from Hong Kong in a gigantic city called Guangzhou which is where we make our magnets now!  I love Chinese art, and I have made a long, serious study of the Chinese philosophy called the I Ching.  One of the wisest things about Chinese thought is the idea of luck – that you cannot always control the events in your life, but if you accept the idea of good luck and bad luck you can look for balance.  In China luck is a critical part of life.  Luck plays into what colors you wear: (red), where you live: (NEVER the 4th floor because the word for 4 means death in Mandarin), and even when you conceive a child.  China is such a dense, wonderful treasure of a place, crowded, sprawling, but so solid, so very old.  Good luck is one of the oldest Chinese treasures.

The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding.  The surface is textured, so it does not scratch.  We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China.  It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE:  This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING:  This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days.  We do not expedite shipping.  Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.


1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock

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