Life 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.