Springtime is prom season, graduation season and a good time for home sales. It’s also the start of wedding season. From May until August countless couples will be walking down the church aisle and exchanging rings before a crowd of witnesses. It’s one of the most beautiful ceremonies observed in our culture and in the church.
It is important to show those you love that you rejoice with them as they have decided to commit themselves to one another in the sight of God. As a fellow believer you want to do all you can to help the young couple successfully navigate the matrimonial waters. You can help set them off on the right foot with a gift from the Catholic gift store. Gifts with a religious flavor will remind the bride and groom that God alone is a sufficient anchor when the storm clouds form.
Here are some gift ideas to get you started:
A Catholic Wedding Bible
Nothing is more important than the word of God for living the Christian life and creating a Christian home. A Catholic wedding bible is a keepsake bible meant to be read and treasured throughout a lifetime together. The bible lists appropriate wedding passages and provides a place for couples to record those they chose for their own ceremony.
Christian Wall Art
Although many couples are marrying later and may have housewares already, plenty don’t. Even those who already own the nuts and bolts of housekeeping will appreciate artwork that marks out the couple’s new home together as under the Lord’s protection. Why not give a framed rendering of 1 Corinthians 13 Love is patient, love is kind, it bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, love never fails?
Framed family blessings are appropriate as are wall hangings that remind the couple to pray daily for their bread and other needs. A Christian print with a home blessing will remind the couple that as husband and wife – they constitute a godly home.
Books A Good Choice
Christian couples may unpack the toaster and the coffeemaker first, but edifying books are an important part of the Christian life. As things settle down, they will appreciate the gift of a good book.
Catholic couples might appreciate a Family Book of Life in which they can record each sacramental celebration. The book will become a family’s spiritual history as the pages are filled in year by year.
All couples would benefit from some good books on marriage. What Did You Expect? is an example of a practical book on marriage that addresses the challenges which come when two people with flaws live together at the same broken address – planet earth.
Create a playlist of Christian music that celebrates the young couple and the God who brought them together. This special collection of music will bring them back to the day of their wedding in a mere moment.
The Catholic gift store is not just a resource for baptisms and first communions. It’s a place to find gifts for every important event in life, including weddings. Check out our online Catholic gift store at The Printery House and be ready when the wedding season begins.