Having a baby today involves more than just visiting the OB and painting the nursery. Expecting couples typically post splashy pregnancy announcements on social media, host gender-reveal parties with cakes or balloons heralding the surprise, and go away on "babymoon" vacations to enjoy their last days as a family of two. Now you can add the new godparent proposal trend to that list, where parents-to-be find creative ways to ask family members and friends to be their child's spiritual mentors.
Like promposals and bridesmaid invitations before them, godparent proposals are the new big thing in event planning. In fact, they were cited as one of Pinterest's 100 top trends of 2019, with searches for the subject skyrocketing 152 percent. Naturally, Etsy shops and other creative businesses have risen to the occasion, with cards, clothing, picture frames, and other personalizable accessories to help make the occasion a success.
Traditionally, godparents are people close to the parents who share their religious faith and values, explained Beliefnet, and who promise to act as the child's spiritual and moral guide throughout their life. It's considered a great honor, and godparents often form a special bond with their godchildren. Though some parents select family members such as aunts and uncles, others ask their best friends to take on the role.
These are just a few of the ways you can ask the big question to the prospective godparents, either before or after the baby comes. (Bet they say yes.)