It's supposed to bring luck and wealth to your marriage, and it's in that well-known poem:
something old, something new
something borrowed, something blue,
... and a silver sixpence for your shoe
I really love whole idea of the sixpence, so of course I wanted to share the tradition with my sister-in-law for her upcoming wedding.
They don't make sixpences anymore, but I managed to find one, and it's even from the year her mother was born!
To give it a special touch, I handmade a card to present it in.
Using my Silhouette Cameo, I designed the words and cut them out of scrapbook paper - antiqued paper for the "old", white roses for the "new", and of course navy blue! It ended up being a happy coincidence that it came out to be her wedding colors of navy and gold!
I almost bought a high heel Silhouette pattern online, but I balked at the price and selection and made my own. I googled some images of high heels, and used the tracing tool in my Silhouette software to get the shape. My SIL loves pink, so I went with hot pink paper! If she had chosen her heels by now, I would try to copy those.
I hope it brings luck and wealth to her marriage!