The tradition of giving a silver spoon as a christening gift most likely dates back to the 16th century. Most of us are familiar with the well-known phrase about being "born with a silver spoon..." . It implies that the infant comes from a family of wealth. In addition to being a timeless and traditional gift, it might interest you to know that is has been discovered that silver contains amazing anti-bacterial qualities. In recent studies, bacteria that has grown resistant to the myriad of sprays and germ killing cleaners is still not immune to the anti-bacterial qualities in silver. Did you know that a chilled silver baby spoon is an elegant and healthy way to soothe the gums of a teething baby! Consider giving that new baby the gift of timeless elegance, an "instant heirloom" and the gift of good health!
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