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The tradition of giving a spoon to a child on the first tooth is inseparably linked with a long Christian plot. In the sacred writings, he was noted as the gifts of the Magi to the infant Jesus, among whom were golden tableware. However, in connection with the fact that in Russia before and after Baptism, there was more silver, a spoon for the first tooth, the child was also preferred to give silver. The product not only served as intended, but was also a reminder of the new stage in the development of the baby, personifying his growing up and independence. Presented to the child the first tableware made of noble metal is also a sign of the wish for a further rich and happy life.
The choice of silver spoons for the first tooth parents and godparents in the old days were treated with special attention. It was important to purchase not only a convenient and safe product. Festive decor was also decisive, because the object was acquired in addition to practical purposes and in order to preserve the memory of a landmark event in the history of the family.
Today, as in the old days, a silver spoon is given by someone who saw the first tooth of a baby before others. As a rule, these are the parents or other immediate relatives of the child. However, the Orthodox tradition also allows the participation of the godparents in the purchase of a symbolic gift.
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