Tale of the Rocking Horse Gift

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When a newborn baby enters the world, meaningful gifts await. The rocking horse has been a well received gift since the 17th century, when Socrates is rumored to have played with them. Although rocking horses aren’t manufactured widely as they once were, many gift companies strive to keep their tradition alive. There exists a unique story or tale behind each rocking horse gift set.

In a land up high in the sky lives a special breed of winged rocking horses. They spend their days frolicking and playing in airy meadows. They lead a happy life up in the clouds, but each winged rocking horse dreams of the day they are called upon for a very special job-to safely fly a newborn baby to its loving family on Earth.

The winged rocking horse also carries treats and delivers a special message to welcome the new baby to the world. Once the baby and family are united, the winged rocking horse assumes a special place in the nursery to keep a watchful eye on the little one.

Sending one of these winged rocking horses to celebrate the birth of newborn baby has been a tradition since the 1980s. It has gone through several incarnations over the years, but the wooden horse has always been hand painted with care. Each winged rocking horse is personalized with the newborn’s name, birth date, and height/weight information on one side, and has a touching poem on the other side of the horse:

Babies are Angels that fly down to Earth, Their wings disappear at the time of their birth. One look into their eyes and we’re never the same, They’re a part of us now and that part has a name. That part of your heart and a bond that won’t sever, Our babies are Angels, we love them forever.



Source by Mike Bradbury

 

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