I became a GREAT AUNT this week for the first time, my sister a GRANDMOTHER and my mother a GREAT GRANDMOTHER. A new generation has begun! Thrilled to pieces for my nephew, his wife and my sister's family and so happy for my brand new GREAT NEPHEW who was born into a GREAT family. Now as I mull over what I would like to give them to acknowledge the new arrival I returned to this blog to find a GREAT idea and Congratulate, C and K.
Below are several ideas for baby gifts:
-An attractive box with information of the day the child was born…newspaper from that day, magazines from the week
-A frame for the hospital photo
-Videos of mother, father and baby leaving the hospital and the family welcoming them home
-Coins from the year of the birth in a cloth bag or attractive box suitable as a keepsake
-Champagne or wine that will mature the year they turn 21
-Research the baby’s name and give a history of the name, it’s origins and meaning
-Stock in a sustainable company
-Money to open a savings account
-Donation in the name of the child to UNICEF, Easter Seal Society, a children’s museum or any other non-profit serving children
-Journal for recording baby’s “firsts”
-Tree or bush planted in the family’s yard to commemorate the birth
In Switzerland it is customary to plant an apple tree for a boy and a pear tree for a girl. In Israel trees are planted at birth; cedar for boys and cyprus or pine for a girl. Later it is cut at their marriage to make the posts of the wedding canopy.
-Bank with money inside
-First flowers-A small bouquet or nosegay, given with the intention that it become a keepsake.
Don’t forget a little something for the siblings of the newborn if they are quite young. Nothing large, just a small remembrance so they won’t feel left out of the festivities.