There are so many superstitions attached to Christmas and New Year. We’ve all heard of “eating lots of pineapple” as a way to break a bad habit or “touching wood” for luck. Well, here’s another superstition to add to the list: buying someone’s autograph for Christmas. Now, if you’re reading this and you’re not sure whether or not to buy this superstition, read on. You’ll understand why buying an autograph of a famous person is so special—and why it’s worth all the hassle.

Autographs Are Special

First off, let’s talk about the hassle. It’s not easy to find someone’s autograph these days. I mean, aside from the fact that most people don’t want to sign any more (thanks, social media!), the demand exceeds the supply. That puts you in a tricky situation. How can you find a famous person’s autograph if they don’t want to be found? Buying a pre-signed ticket to an event or using a special device to scan a sign are both options, but they’re also a bit of a hassle.

It’s A Limited Resource

Even if you do find someone’s personal autograph, it’s not always something that will be valued at much money. It usually just takes the form of a scribbled signature or a simple ‘hello’. Now, knowing that this is usually the case, it might be difficult to justify the purchase. Especially since there are so many similar goods on the market. Something that is limited in number is incredibly valuable. It makes sense that you would want to own something like this. Autographs are a limited resource and most people don’t value them as highly as you might think.

They Make You A Part Of A Special Circle

Even if you live your life valuing money over all else, it’s difficult to deny the impact that autographs have on a person’s life. When you buy an autograph, you’re not just purchasing a piece of paper. You’re also becoming a member of a special circle of people. The person whose name you’re buying might not even know you, but they will definitely be grateful for your support. This might not seem like a major point, but it’s worth mentioning. People love feeling appreciated and included. It makes them feel like your friend, even if they don’t know you that well. Your friendship will be valued and the feeling that you’re helping them out is something that they will remember you for. It’s a small thing, but it goes a long way.

They Can Become A Luck Sign

Whether or not you believe in luck, it’s hard to deny that things can go well for those who are on the right side of the luck meter. The same can be said for those who are on the wrong side. So, if you’re looking for a way to bring good luck to yourself or someone else, it might be a good idea to purchase a lucky charm. In the same way that an autograph can help you become luckier, it can also work the other way around. If you’re not feeling particularly lucky, an autograph might just change your outlook on life. It’s not hard to see how this could work. If you’re open to the idea, it’s certainly worth a try.

If you’re still not sure what all the fuss is about, here’s an infographic that might help. It’ll give you all the information you need to know about autographs.