A cricket on the Hearth

Did you know… A symbol of good luck and health is a cricket on the hearth. This has been a sign of household luck for millennia.

“To find a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing of all” – Charles Dickens

The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home is a novel by Charles Dickens first written in 1845. In the story, when the insect chirps on the hearth it acts as a guardian angel to the family.

Do you have a cricket on your hearth??

Many countries around the world view the cricket as a symbol of wealth and good luck. For example, in Europe crickets bring a promise of good fortune and riches to the family. The Chinese observe them as a symbol of life. Life, as in laying their eggs, death how they live underground and resurrection when finally emerging. Also, in China many kept crickets in small cages as “watch dogs”. When they sang it was a sign that all was safe in the home, but when they stopped there was an intruder. Who knew the cricket has so much symbolism, know you do!

Contact Granite Ridge Chimney today for your chimney sweeps and chimney services. And maybe we’ll leave you with a cricket!

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