baby christening gift ideas
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.
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.