Every symbol, motif and color used in traditional pysanky design has a larger meaning. The belief is that when someone receives a pysanka, the meaning of each would manifest in their lives.
Wheat represents a Good Harvest.
Good Harvest Pysanka represents more than that.
Good Harvest Pysanka represents a full life. This is not up to me to define. If you end up with a Good Harvest Pysanka in your possession know that it contains this wish, whatever it means to you.
Good Harvest Pysanka means preserving tradition and pieces of the past. The process to create pysanky is ancient, slow, and quiet. In a world where instant gratification dominates, pysanky seem out of place. Made with traditional symbols and tools, every Good Harvest Pysanka is a small act of resistance to a “be busy”, “go quickly”, “do it now” culture.
Lastly, Good Harvest Pysanka is symbolic of gratitude. For Ukrainian farmers like my family, a good harvest meant survival and the ability to go on. Good Harvest Pysanka means remember the unending hard work of the people before me that has allowed me to have the life I have today.