This card is for a Korean baek-il, which is a Korean tradition of celebrating a new baby. On the 100th day after a child’s birth, they celebrate the child (and mother) surviving the difficult early weeks, as infant mortality used to be quite common. (In the Chinese culture, they do a similar celebration, but it is at the one month mark, and it is called a red egg & ginger party. I’ll make a card for that particular celebration at another week.)
There are a lot of traditional clothes and foods that are eaten at this celebratory feast, but in the case of the baek-il, there is a ritual where the child symbolically foretells his/her own future. The child is placed in front of a series of objects and foods that hold symbolic meaning, and the parents urge the child to pick an object. For example, if the child picks up a writing brush or book, for example, he is destined to be a scholar. If he picks up money or rice, he will be wealthy; cakes or other food, a government official; a sword or bow, a military commander. If the child picks up the thread, it is believed he will live a long life.
I’ve incorporated that ritual into this card, and made it with a modern twist, for a friend’s little baby boy. =)
A close-up of the side: