福 “Fu” represents Wealth, Luck, Fortune and Happiness. It is one of the most popular Chinese characters used during Chinese New Year and symbolises that fortune will bless everyone in every season of the year. The pattern surrounding it is composed of bats. In Mandarin, bat is called “Fu”, which has the same sound as “福Fu”.
禄 “Lu”, this word originates from feudal China to symbolise “Success in Government”, where the highest post in life was considered an appointment as a government official that symbolises status, honour and enjoyment. The design surrounding it is composed of ancient coins which brings ultimate success and fulfilment.
寿 “Shou” represents Longevity or Long Life. During festivals, a Chinese family normally worships the symbols or pictures of Longevity to express gratitude for granting the elder in the family a long life. The design surrounding the word comprises of “Peach 寿桃 (Shou Tao)”, which is associated with Longevity.