Chinese brush artwork is the art of symbolism. For example, the pine symbolizes longevity and can be used to make a birthday wish especially for elders; the bamboo symbolizes integrity and peace; the plum blossom symbolizes happiness and courage in the face of hardship; etc. Chinese characters contain profound meaning that can also be emphasized with a particular calligraphic script style and by combining the calligraphy with a painting. The flexibility in style can be used to create a unique gift for congratulating a newly wedded couple, an anniversary celebration, graduation encouragement, a new housewarming, and for various holidays like Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Valentine’s Day, etc. These works of art can also be rendered on a special type of Chinese rice paper to highlight the theme and increase the visual effect, or painted on a fan or shaped paper (circle, for example) appropriate to the special event.