Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Red Egg Party Invitation

About a month ago I had the opportunity to create this gem of an invitation for a friend's friend down in Houston! At first when she told me she needed an invitation created for a Red Egg party I totally did what every normal person does when they don't know what something means....

I Googled it.

"Red Egg and Ginger Party is where proud parents introduce their new baby to friends and relatives. Traditionally, a newborn was not given a name or formally accepted into the family until this time because, as in other countries, infant mortality rates in China were quite high. A baby who reached one month of age was likely to survive, and so the event was celebrated! The naming of the baby was very important because the Chinese believed that one's name can influence everything that happens in life. Why an egg? Eggs are significant because they symbolize fertility and the renewal of life. Also, their shape is traditionally associated with harmony and unity."

Crazy right? Not only did I get to design this awesome invite for Tiffany and Matthew Lim...I learned some new interesting facts about the Chinese culture! :) 

Congrats to the Lim's on their new baby girl Madeline!

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