Terrific Ideas For Great Christening Gifts
byon 04-24-2012 at 07:52 PM (339 Views)
The baptism of a new member of the family is filled with celebration. While the parents are busy with arrangements for the church and luncheon, other family members and guests are looking for the most appropriate christening gifts for the child. Apart from the festivity surrounding the ceremony, the core value of the baptism is about the child's entry to the Christian world. Hence, the celebration is an event that really needs preparation. More so, the baptism is about the parents and the godparents' acceptance of the responsibility to raise the child according to their faith's teachings.
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But for most of us, particularly those chosen to be godparents, we already know what belies the role. Understandably, godparents are excitedly surfing online stores or their local malls to look for affordable items. Even guests and relatives are looking for ways to give personalized, long-lasting christening gifts to express their love for the soon-to-be-baptized child.
As people are now well-informed of the meaningful event, more and more are opting for presents that have spiritual importance for the child. Even more so, godparents look into the child's future and thus give valuable presents such as opening a bank account or college fund. Gone are the days when toys, picture books and clothes are given as baptismal presents. We have come to the age when people are weighing affordability and the value their gifts to the baby or child.
So if you're still caught up in the question of what to give as christening gifts, the three things to consider would be: spiritual worth of the present, its affordability and the uses of the gift in the child's growth or future. Of course, once you've settled in on a few objects, you could consider having the items personalized and custom-made to be a worthy remembrance of the occasion. Other buyers of baptismal gifts also opt for items where they could exhibit their creativity, or buy two items to make it more practical.
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The most common gifts with great spiritual value would be the Bible, rosary or crucifixes, or figurines or porcelains of angels or saints. These objects could be engraved or printed with details such as the child's name and date and venue of baptismal. Where it's possible, like the Bible or the rosary beads in a box, you could also have Bible verses and short prayers engraved, along with your name as the godparent.
Some godparents and family members integrate spiritual worth and future investment in their christening gifts by giving gold pendants or rosaries made of precious stones. For those who simply want to secure the material future of their godchild, they give the traditional silver items like cutlery, dog tags and jewelry, egg and candle holders, among others.