This card conveys congratulations on the birth of a new baby. The banners with traditional Hebrew blessings for a new baby are actually called wimpels; swaddling cloths which according to an old German-Jewish tradition are used to wrap the child in at birth and retained by the family until the child reaches bar or bat mitzvah age (12-13). At this time, the wimpel which is later embroidered with those blessings is used to wrap the Torah from which the boy or girl reads to celebrate his/her entry into Jewish communal life. The daffodils symbolize spring and new beginnings. The child in the illustration may be either a boy or a girl.