Most people arrange some kind of celebration when they discover they have conceived. Those parties are often known as baby showers, and they usually involve the giving of lots of gifts. However, most people know nothing about the history of that tradition and how it got started. With that in mind, we’d like to give you some information that should help to set the record straight. Of course, you should take a quick look at the infographic we’ve attached if you want to know more.
- Baby showers first started in Ancient Greece. The Greek people understood the miracle of conception, and so they celebrated in style. The new mother was pampered, but it was she who had to give presents to her family and people in the local area.
- Before baby showers happened in the manner we see them today, most celebrations in the honour of new life came from the church. Ceremonies for new parents have been commonplace in most mainstream religions for centuries.
- It was only in the 14th century when parents-to-be started to receive gifts from their loved ones. In most instances, the presents were money, clothing, or perfume.
- Modern baby showers have been going on since Victorian times when many of the same ideas used today came into play.
Having learned more about the little-known history of baby showers, you should be ready to impress your friends with that knowledge on your special occasion. We hope you bring a happy and healthy child into the world. Don’t forget to check the infographic!