The peach (tao) signifies the second month of the lunar calendar.
The blossom is a symbol of spring, emblem of marriage, symbol of immortality, while the peach is an emblem of longevity.
Lotus flower is a symbol of purity, fruitfulness, perfection.
An important motif in Chinese art and one of the eight emblems of Buddhism, it is the emblem of redemption and purity: it grows out of mud but its blossom is undefiled.
The lotus signifies the seventh month of the lunar calendar.
Lingzhi, also known as the glossy ganoderma, is the sacred fungus of immortality that grows on the trunks or roots of trees including the pine.
The lingzhi does not decay like other fungus but instead becomes woody and thus can survive for a long time.
For this reason, it has become associated with longevity.
A symbol to ward off evil spirits and disease because its first character (hulu) has the same pronunciation as the word to "protect" or "guard" (hu) and also the word for "blessing" (hu).
The flywhisk is usually the sign of an official but in Daoism, it denotes an instrument of magic, and for Buddhists, it represents the prohibition against killing.
It also represents the symbolic "sweeping" of ignorance and mental afflictions.
The tree peony or mudan signifies the third month of the lunar calendar and symbolizes longevity, loyalty, happiness and eternal beauty.
Because of the way it sometimes grows as doubles, the peony appears to the Chinese like strings of cash coins and thus has come to symbolize prosperity and wealth.
The mugwort (ai), also known as Artemisia leaf, is one of a larger group of objects which can be a member of the Eight Treasures.
It is a symbol for longevity because of its medicinal properties.
The swastika is a very old Asian symbol. The swastika symbol in China represents the Chinese character wan meaning "ten-thousand".
The ruyi, considered one of the Eight Treasures, was a sceptre which represented power and authority.
The ruyi was originally a short sword with a sword-guard used for self-defense or gesturing. There is some speculation that it may have evolved from a back scratcher.
"Shou" is a traditionally lucky Chinese character in Chinese calligraphy meaning longevity and prosperity. It has been part of Chinese civilization for over 3, 700 years. The earliest form of this character dates back to the Shang Dynasty between 1600 to 1650. It is an old Chinese custom to present a "picture of a 100 Longevity" to a prominent person as a birthday gift. A round "Shou" symbolizes complete and perfect life and health.
"Double Happiness" is the Happiness character of Chinese calligraphy painted twice, so that it becomes "Shuang Xi" - Double Happiness. This character is used everywhere at and during Chinese weddings.