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Best Baby Christening Gift Ideas: Welcome Little One

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Noah’s Arc Cross

A baby christening is one of those milestone moments you won’t want to forget in the life of your child or godchild.

Christening signifies that the child bears a first tangible demonstration of the Holy Spirit and sets the tone for the child to take part in sacraments as they grow in their faith. Gifts exchanged during this special time are sure to be kept and may even be passed down from a child to their own child one day.

If you’re wondering what are the best baby christening gift ideas, here are some simple suggestions:

1. Personalized picture frame with the child’s name and the date of the christening event help to capture the special moment. This can remain a statement of God’s love for years.
2. Children’s jewelry with religious emblems for infant girls is something they will treasure. A dainty bracelet or necklace (as a keepsake, not necessarily to be worn right away) is also memorable and a special choice.
3. A keepsake jewelry box also makes a great baby christening gift for a girl.
4. A special bible with a handwritten note will guide them in their faith for years to come.  Honor and celebrate a baby’s baptism with a bible made even more special with your handwritten message of faith.
5. Decorative crosses like the Noah’s Ark Cross make a bright and cheerful addition to either a boy or a girl’s room, and will serve as a constant reminder that God keeps His promises.
6. The line of endearing Willow Tree sculptures includes several designs with a loving adult figure and a child, which is an excellent gift choice as a godparent or grandparent.

Scripturally, this is a great season of life to remind yourself, and also in any handwritten cards or notes you may send to the family, that God speaks highly and often of children in the Bible.

Even in Genesis, God tells parents to “be fruitful and multiply” and says that children are a blessing, a gift and a very significant responsibility.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise…

2 Timothy 3:14-15 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Find all of your baby christening gift ideas, cards and other items to share in a child’s faith at The Printery House – now celebrating 60 years of cards and gifts, with all cards made on-site at Conception Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery.

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Religious Celebrations Honor the Royal Baby: Christening Soon to Come

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A Baptismal Day Prayer

It’s a boy! The wait for another heir to the British throne was answered last week with the arrival of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge’s bundle of joy. This precious child was ushered into the world accompanied by the devoted prayers of 600 Westminster Abbey parishioners and clergy. Three plus hours of pealing bells announced that God had answered with a safe arrival.  Bells were rung far beyond the squares of London. All across the U.K. church bells sang out in honor of the young prince.

Eagerness to know if another male heir had been produced was quickly replaced by curiosity over what the third in line to the British throne would be named. Wagers were placed, possibly across the globe, on best guesses for names. Speculation ended only when it was announced that the new royal would bear the name George Alexander Louis. His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge to be precise.

The Anglican priest who married Prince William and Kate Middleton was happy to share in announcing Prince George’s birth. He told reporters that every newborn is a symbol of hope and that the royal baby represents hope magnified. The church is full of celebration and ceremonies which acknowledge that hope. Prayer and bell ringing are just the start. Sometime in the coming months, His Royal Highness will be dedicated to the faith by his parents in a private christening ceremony.

The christening is expected to take place in the time-honored location which is the Music Room at Buckingham Palace. There, a 172-year old baptismal font is filled with water from the Jordan River. Tradition also would require that the brief liturgy and ceremony be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. But Prince William and the Duchess are already becoming known as royals who opt for the simple over the opulent and so it is also speculated that that it might take place in a small chapel at Windsor Castle.

The newest royal has been greeted by ringing bells, firing cannons, Facebook posts, and numberless tweets. But gathered together on the day of his christening will be the people closest to his parents and those who will take an active role in helping the baby to grow into a man who could one day wear the crown of Britain, 15 Commonwealth countries and be head of the Church of England.

If you are invited to a baby christening any time soon, keep in mind that you are participating in a church tradition shared by the powerful and the humble alike. Christians around the world celebrate the hope of new birth in similar fashion, with time honored traditions. Always it is a special day regardless of earthly station. The beautiful aspect of each and every christening is presenting a fresh new life to the King of Kings whose crown never fades and whose kingdom encompasses all the earth.

You don’t need to fire a cannon or man the bell tower to celebrate. Honoring the occasion with a special gift is also a way to celebrate such a momentous event. Look for christening gifts and cards here at The Printery House, we have a large selection of items to choose from-to help you celebrate in a manner fit for a prince.

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Baptism Cards: See What the Artists Love

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For a Special Granddaughter…

An infant’s dedication to Jesus Christ, or “christening,” is a huge milestone in many Catholic and Christian families. It’s a celebration for sure, and the family is likely to keep and treasure baptism cards, gifts and other mementos.

The images artists use for baptism cards hold deep meaning and symbolism, in addition to being beautiful. What’s the meaning behind the images artists use on these cards? A post from Catholic Activities blogspot shares some insight:

1. Guardian angel images: Guardian angel images on baptism cards represent the commitment of the family to invite the guidance and care of angels over the precious infant. Often St. Michael is depicted, in particular. Sometimes these images are framed and placed in an infant’s room and can receive a blessing by a priest.

2. Doves and water: Images depicting a dove, representing the Holy Spirit ascending at Jesus’ own baptism, are also excellent artistic choices for this occasion. These images may be placed with water, representing the act of baptism itself and the promise of Christ to remain as “living water” throughout the lifetime of the child.
2. A baby’s baptism also includes a commemoration of the child’s name, and so artwork that beautifully depicts the child’s name and its meaning is often used for baptism cards and can become an attractive piece to keep for years.

3. Every baby is given a patron saint, and this is typically connected to the infant’s chosen name. Sometimes if a Catholic feast occurs on the day of the baby’s birth, that patron saint name is used. Many artists will use patron saint images for baptism cards and gifts.

4. Trees or plants can be used in baby baptism cards and materials and gifts because it represents the new life the baby will have in Christ, and his family’s commitment to his Catholic or Christian development.

As you celebrate with friends and family at a baby’s Christening or baptism, look for these images on cards and gifts. A card created by the monks and artists at The Printery House, a monastery in northwest Missouri, is an especially meaningful choice. The card designs are hand-lettered and the images are created by the artist and monks to proclaim the Gospel and share faith through printed products and contemporary religious art.

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Baby Christening Gift Ideas for Boys and Girls

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Engraved Picture Frames are the Perfect Gift

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Baby christenings are joyful occasions shared by close friends and family. Dedicating a baby to the church and to a life of faith is a significant moment for religious families. Babies often wear special attire for the event and christenings are usually followed by some sort of party or gathering. It is customary to give a gift, though guests may wonder where to come up with appropriate baby christening gift ideas.

When deciding on a christening gift, you must first figure out what sort of gift you want to give.  For example, do you want to give a practical gift – one that will be used daily or at least regularly? You may prefer giving a gift that is less practical but more sentimental – a gift that has keepsake value. You may even choose to give a gift that is intended more for mom and dad than for baby.

If you are undecided about what sort of gift to bring, then consider what things are valued by the parents. Gifts that echo those values will mean a great deal. That means that baby christening gift ideas can run the gamut from religious life, to family identity.

Help build treasured memories

Religious families consider christening to be an important event. Young families today make use of modern technology to chronicle events like baby christenings. Social media sites provide a great way to share pictures of this happy occasion with the many friends and loved ones who could not attend in person.

But most moms and dads will still want a memory book that they can hold onto. A christening gift that works equally well for boys or girls is a photo album or a framed wall collage where pictures of the event can be seen and enjoyed. Scrapbooking moms might like receiving all the templates, adornments and supplies necessary for creating a couple of pages dedicated to the christening.

Commemorative Mementos

Another way to remember this day is with a keepsake gift. Keepsake gifts are not intended to be used or worn beyond the day of the christening, but they are treasured gifts that commemorate this important occasion. Engraved frames, pendants or silver cups and spoons can be marked with the name, date and occasion. Mom and dad might want to display these gifts or tuck them away for the future.

A list of baby christening gift ideas without jewelry is incomplete. Boys or girls can receive pendants, charms or crosses in honor of the day. Many of these gifts can be purchased at The Printery House to help celebrate the special day.

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