Few moments in life are as impactful and meaningful as Catholic baptism, whether the candidate is a child or an adult. You’ve probably shared in the joy at many of these occasions, and pondered what type of gift to bring. It’s not typically a moment for a retail shopping card – you need something truly special.
Depending on the age and gender you’re shopping for, some typical Baptism keepsakes may seem like they’ll end up in a basement storage room in a few years. You can find and send a Catholic baptism gift with lasting meaning, if you think a little “outside the box.” (Or, think inside the box, if you’re buying an item that’s a unique new keepsake box).
Christ actually directed His disciples to preach the Gospel to all nations and to baptize those who accept the Gospel as truth. This truly calls for a celebration; the believer is cleansed from sins and enters into new life with Christ, with many new faith milestones to follow. Here are some Catholic baptism gift ideas for those you love:
1. For babies:
The Noah’s Ark Cross is a great choice for a baby or young child’s room, of either gender. It’s filled with soothing colors and charming images, reminding us that God keeps his promises. The recipient will remember your gesture for years to come and will keep this cheerful cross out on display for their child to enjoy.
2. For youth:
Try the Monogram of Christ pendant from The Printery House. With bright, bold colors and a unique design, it’s a symbol they can wear with anything. The message “I have called you by your name” will be sure to inspire.
3. For adults:
Why not give a unique wall cross, so they can enjoy the memories of this day at home or in the office? Eye-catching bronze designs are popular, including the “transformation” cross from The Printery House which features a caterpillar turning into a lovely butterfly. It’s a special gift that’s sure to be included in wall décor for years to come, serving as a constant reminder of their faith (and the faith you have in their decision to be baptized).
4. For anyone:
Give the First Communion Keepsake Box. This delicately carved, hand-painted resin box commemorates this important milestone on the front. This gift box is perfect for storing a rosary or other tokens to remember and honor that special day, which typically follows Catholic Baptism.
Don’t forget the power of a beautiful, handwritten card to let a loved one know about your joy in their decision. Choose one from The Printery House and your card is hand-designed and printed on-site by monks and artists at Conception Abbey in northwest Missouri. Find the right Catholic Baptism gifts and a fantastic collection of hand-designed religious greeting cards at The Printery House.