Baby shower stationery and invitations are often printed with cute symbols and icons such as storks, diapers, soothers and strollers. These are items we often associate with new babies, but do they have a deeper meaning?
Exploring the meanings and origins of popular baby symbols will help you understand what it is about the images that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside! It could even become a fun trivia game at your next shower. Create a list of questions to see if you can stump your friends, then surprise them all with your baby knowledge.
It’s a silly image, if you really think about it. So where did the symbol come from?
Many people believe that the story of the stork delivering babies originated in the Netherlands and Northern Germany, where it was a common character in children’s stories and nursery rhymes. These people believed that the stork was a bearer or good luck and fortune.
Others believe that in Victorian times, the question of “Where do babies come from?” was such a delicate one that parents told their children that the storks they often saw perched upon chimneys were there to deliver the babies to their new homes.