This “bean” is definitely beyond anything that “Jack and his bag of beans” could have ever conceived. Believe it or not, each bean has a word lasered onto one side, and a complementary image on the other. All one has to do to see the “message” is grow the bean. The recipient simply pulls off the foil top and bottom piece (to let the water drain), and adds about ½ cup of water to the soil. In about a week or so, the bean will poke thru the soil revealing the special message. In today’s crazy world of “real-time”, this is something that is well worth waiting for. Available in Thank You (with Thanks in Japanese), Love (with a heart), and Happy Birthday (with a musical note). Brand new styles: Happy Holiday (with two stars on the other side), Peace (with Peace written in Japanese on other side), Dream (with Dream written in Japanese on other side), Best Wishes (with Best Wishes written in Japanese on other side) and Get Well (with Get Well written in Japanese on other side). I believe this would be a unique and memorable idea as part of a wedding gift or as a favor option. Plus this gift will symbolize the growth of your love with your spouse. Did I take it a bit too far on the symbolism? I have a tendency to do that but you know what I mean. Check it out!