Congratulations to Director V!

Dearest Director V,

Today is your second child’s first month on earth. And as per Chinese traditions, you’ve gifted us with some celebration presents so that we can share in your joy!

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Very elegant and pretty pink metal tin that can be reused ^^v

This is quite different from what us Singaporeans are used to. Our local customs usually involve red eggs, traditional sweets and a cake.

According to Chinese custom, when a baby turns one month old, a ceremony is held to celebrate her first full month of life (the Chinese term translates as “full moon” or “full month”). This coincides with the end of the new mum’s confinement period, and both mother and baby are formally introduced to the extended family and friends. For many of them, this will be the first time they are meeting the new baby.

Traditional cakes and eggs, dyed red to symbolise good luck and fortune, are given or sent to relatives and friends. Eggs are chosen as they represent fertility and their shape symbolises harmony. It is believed that if you have a boy, you give out an odd number of eggs; if you have a girl, you give out an even number of eggs.

According to word of mouth on Hokkien tradition, if you have a son, plain round ang ku kuehs (red glutinous peanut cakes) are given out, and if you have a girl, you mould the ang ku into the traditional tortoise moulds, which are more intricate and delicate. Ang ku kuehs symbolizes luck, prosperity and longevity.

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What’s in our box (clockwise from top):

Red egg, red date, mochi, golden egg, glutinous walnut cake and a congratulatory biscuit =)

These were bought on Taobao from this link. You could try ordering this unique baby shower gift instead of the same old Bengawan Solo that everyone gets!

And from all of us at 65daigou Global – Congratulations Director V for your baby’s full month!

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