If your look­ing for a na­ture-in­spired Ke­tubah which calls on tra­di­tion­al themes and styles, The Ke­tubah Gar­den is a great place to start! Call­ing it­self, “a place where art, na­ture and Jew­ish tra­di­tion come to­geth­er” the Ke­tubah Gar­den fea­tures de­signs of trees, leaves, and beau­ti­ful tran­quil scenes.

Artist Michelle Co­hen, who al­so teach­ers in Toron­to’s Jew­ish Day Schools, works in acrylic, gauche, and wa­ter­col­or to paint her Ke­tubot, and cre­ates beau­ti­ful prints for a rea­son­able price, about $310 for the print and per­son­al­iza­tion! Noah and I re­al­ly liked the idea of bring­ing nat­ur­al themes in­to the Ke­tubah, though we wish her web­site was a lit­tle eas­i­er to nav­i­gate! It’s a shame that such beau­ti­ful Ke­tubot are rel­a­tive­ly hid­den by the tiny “Gallery” but­ton at the bot­tom of the page, but it’s worth it to find it!

Like the art but look­ing for some­thing ex­tra? She can add gold or sil­ver ac­cents to the work, which I think would be a beau­ti­ful shim­mer­ing touch! She al­so can cre­ate Ke­tubot es­pe­cial­ly for the cou­ple’s pre­ferred set of col­ors, start­ing at $650. Noah loved the fact that the cou­ple would be re­ceiv­ing a re­al work of art, and not a print. But the price was quite hefty!

Over­all, the Ke­tubah Gar­den was just as green and na­ture-in­spired as it sounds! Al­though the artist did­n’t ex­plic­it­ly men­tion same-sex Ke­tubot in her list of texts, it did men­tion that the list is grow­ing– and we hope to see some more lib­er­al op­tions soon!