the tradition of multi-day gift giving was discovered in my earliest moments of motherhood, before my first daughter was born! during my pregnancy, I received a multi-day gift box at my baby shower. it was given to me by my sister who had just recently moved to Holland. in the Dutch culture, most often women are given gifts after their baby is born. visitors come within the first week after a baby is born for a "kraambezoek" or a "maternity visit" and bring a box of gifts for the mother and her family. when my sister discovered this tradition, she gave me one of these beautiful boxes at my baby shower. I was blown away by how much joy it brought me both at the shower and in my early days of motherhood. like our belly baskets, the box included daily gifts to open each day after my daughter was born. each gift was numbered for the day it should be opened, and was accompanied by a supportive and heartfelt note that my sister had written for me. it lifted my spirits during an overwhelming time and was by far the most memorable gift I received. it left an impression on me that I couldn't shake, and as my friends began to have their own babies, I started this tradition with my own tribe of mamas. thanks to my sister and to a wonderful tradition from across the world, the seed was planted and coconut + caramel was born.
we hope you carry this tradition on to support your own mom tribe. and remember you will always have your mama tribe here at C+C!
- Tracy Reid, Co-Founder, Coconut + Caramel