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First Communion Traditions to Commemorate the Day

 

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Girl With Jesus – Musical First Communion Statue

When your child is ready to take his or her First Communion it is cause for celebration. You know what an important step this is for your child and their walk of personal faith. One way to help them grasp the importance of the occasion is to incorporate a truly festive atmosphere all around this spiritual event.

Since the Bible is full of God’s ideas on how to celebrate spiritual realities, we know that creating events to mark spiritual milestones is a good and even holy idea. God is a God of endless creativity and imagination. Some of us have a harder time with creativity. Here are some great ideas for celebrating a child’s First Communion.

1. Host a party
Nothing says celebration quite like an actual party. This can be a family affair. It can include godparents. It may include other Christians with whom your family or child is close. The more adults surrounding your child in his/her life of faith, the more they will sense that they have entered into a very real Christian community. Party foods can be whatever you like, but at least a special cake or cupcakes should be included. You may order a cake or decide to bake your own.  Go online for cake ideas and recipes.

2. Start the day with a special meal
Whether or not you decide to host a party, you can start First Communion Sunday with a special breakfast. Homemade pancakes or waffles can be topped with a cross made of icing. An important-looking goblet filled with grape juice will feel special.

3. Take lots of pictures – one suitable for framing
Taking photos means this is a day worth remembering forever. Take lots of pictures. Be sure to get at least one shot that will be suitable for framing or making the centerpiece of a scrapbook page. Some parents decide to use a professional photographer.

4. Create your very own banner
Helping your child to create his/her own banner similar to the ones adorning the church will be memorable. Be sure to include symbols appropriate to the occasion – wheat (for the wafer), grapes (for the wine), a chalice and perhaps a dove (the Holy Spirit) or an Icthys (Christ) are just a few ideas. You can hang the banner at your party and later in your child’s room.

5. First Communion “First” gifts
This is a great opportunity to give your child their very own bible, rosary, cross necklace or book of prayers for the first time. These more grown-up gifts indicate that they are taking a grown-up step into their life of faith.

Whether you are looking for a photo album, book of prayers or even religious jewelry come take a look at The Printery House online gift shop. We print our very own First Communion cards and have a section of gifts devoted to this important occasion. We want to help you make this special day as memorable as possible!

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First Communion Gifts to Be Treasured

First CommunionLife brings many special moments to celebrate, from the birth of a new baby to a high school graduation. One event that is much anticipated in many believing families is a child’s First Communion. The day is an important one and requires preparation on the part of the family. Pictures record much, but gifts play a role, too. Guests attending a First Communion celebration will want to choose First Communion gifts that can be treasured for years to come.

Girls typically wear white dresses for their First Communion. Many girls also wear gloves and a veil. Boys and young men usually wear a sport coat and tie, again in white or sometimes blue. It is a formal occasion and the children’s attire reflects what an important step they are taking.

Family parties or receptions often follow the First Communion ceremony. Here, the family and friends can freely congratulate the child, share spiritual wisdom and show their happiness by bestowing a gift. First Communion gifts can take any form, but the ones that seem to mean the most are those connected to faith in Christ. Some of these gifts will become treasured keepsakes for years to come.

For girls jewelry is always popular. Cross necklaces, rosaries, and charm bracelets with faith-related charms make excellent First Communion gifts. A jewelry box with a special engraving such as a cross or bible verse also makes a fitting gift. Gift baskets may include a variety of special keepsakes. New bibles, for example can be given along with Christian jewelry, Christian music and a special memento like a music box or musical snow-globe.

Boys may be a little tougher to buy for, but First Communion can be a great time for a boy to receive his first copy of The Chronicles of Narnia or his first engraved Bible. Ties make good gifts, as do tie tacs with holy symbols. Money gifts are traditional, but an engraved frame for a picture of a young man on the day of his First Communion is also a great way to remember this important event.

At The Printery House you will find an entire selection of First Communion greeting cards, specialized First Communion gifts and an assortment of faith-based items all of which would make an ideal remembrance on this very special occasion.

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