The tradition of giving a new born baby a silver spoon goes back centuries. But why give a baby a spoon you ask? Silver is a precious metal, thus when you give an infant a silver gift you offer a piece of the future health and wealth you desire for the child. Giving a silver teaspoon for a Baptism means wishing the new-born happiness and prosperity and throughout life. This version is a simple design measuring 5.5 inches long and is able to be engraved should you chose to personalize it.