The Hebrew marriage contract dating back to ancient times is called the Ketubah. The Ketubah is usually designed in a very beautiful, artistic, and creative way as a keepsake document for the bride and groom and an heirloom to pass on.
The literal translation of Ketubah is "it is written." The Ketubah, dating back 2000 years, is one of the first legal documents giving financial and legal rights to women.
Most of the texts today of the Ketubah reflect on a couple's commitment to love and honor one another, and their respect for one another. They generally also include the date and place of the wedding, the names of the bride and groom, and their parents names.
Traditionally Ketubot are lavishly decorated, rich with colorful images of joy and finely worked details. A Ketubah is an object to be cherished, framed and hung in pride, placed on the walls of the couple's home.