Many cultures share the belief that envy is a powerful emotion and can be harmful for the person who is being coveted, in whatever manner. It is best to ward off this desire, or so the faith implies. Babies are especially vulnerable and in Mexico, those who adhere to this conviction have a tradition for newborns to protect them.
Ojo de Venado or “Deer’s Eye” is worn on the baby’s wrist as a bracelet. A special seed, attached to customary red yarn, keeps the child safe from many bad things.
Most of us love babies and many are simply curious to have a peek at the new arrival. In Mexico, make sure your inquisitiveness is accompanied by genuine admiration. It is not unusual to touch their hand or perhaps just the blanket they are wrapped in to make sincere contact. We ask for permission to hold the baby because doing so is a sure sign of respect; even if only for a quick moment and then handing her back to her parent or on to another admirer.
Mexican parents are inclined to believe that babies are little sponges, soaking up whatever sentiments are directed towards them. The Ojo de Venado will make sure that anyone giving their new offspring the “evil eye” will be thwarted. On the other hand, those of us who pay attention in a loving and kind way will also be absorbed and inform the infant that there are people in the world who are to be trusted and willing to provide comfort.
We are prone to agree with this custom and encourage our readers to make sure they are aware, when attending any event where newborns are present, what proper behavior and reaction is expected.
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Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!
Here are a few of our guiding principals at Boardwalk Realty:
“First of all, we really want to get to know you,” When we know you, we can tailor home tours to your tastes.”
Secondly, there’s the legal side of owning in Mexico. “Besides our own experience, we can save you a lot of time and money by offering you complimentary consultations with our partner attorneys. The nuances of how you buy here can save you a lot of money when you sell. It’s important to know what you’re doing on the purchase so that when you sell you can best use any tax advantages. This service is free to our clients and can be invaluable.”
Both partners agree that the most important element of Boardwalk Realty is our ongoing service and commitment to our clients after the sale. We are both passionate about protecting the investment and security of our clients. “Our clients become our friends, we see them socially, and we treat them as we would like to be treated ourselves”, adds Mike.
Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta represents buyers and sellers of real estate in the entire Bay of Banderas area, and will soon add a rental and property management division.
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