A detail of the painting "Fortune-Telling on
Christmastide", by Ukrainian artist
In this painting from 1888, two Russian girls examine shadows cast by a candle, hoping to see an image of their future husbands. This type of fortune-telling was traditionally performed around Christmas.
When you view the entire painting, you'll see that the shadow of at least one handsome husband does appear - right behind them.
(Click to get a better view.)