This is our umbilical burning box, we originally thought we would be making a placenta bag for a lotus birth, but my husband and I thought that it would be better for our family to burn the cord in a special ceremony the evening of the first day of life earthside. I made this box and painted it representing the 4 seasons as well as various designs with meanings with color. I will be incorporating this in our Blessingway, using it for the cord burning ceremony in the evening as well as for babies 1st birthday. Just curious as to who else has done or is interested in the cord burning ritual?
Cord Burning anyone?
I'm not sure how I missed this thread, but we are planning a cord burning, too ; )
I haven't made a box nor do I think I will because I am not handy at all, but I think we will just use a bowl to place the cord over and drip wax into.
I would like to wait until 12 hours PP to do this, however, we I would also like my birth photo to get some shots of it. DD and DH will each hold a candle while I hold the baby. So ultimately I think we will do this within 2 hours of birthing and I do hope this babe is born at night <3