i was cleaning my silverware and found my old christening spoon, that my godparents offered to me. these days kids usually get colorful toys, but this practice was pretty common when i was born [and before that, of course].
i began thinking about it and tried to find more information on this.
the only thing i found was a link to the expression ‘being born with a silver spoon on his/her mouth’, as in, hoping the baby grows up rich and prosperous.
but, as far as i know, in my country there’s no such expression, well, not involving silver spoons anyway… and the silver spoon as a christening gift was still a given.
anyone know what the origin of this tradition is?