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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.

Catholic Baptism Gifts: How Do You Choose the Perfect Gift?

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CrossOut of the thousands of days you will spend with your child, there are handfuls which are extra extraordinary. The day of your child’s baptism is one of them. Baptism is a day of joy and rejoicing. A party atmosphere is entirely warranted! Parties mean special decorations and special gifts – but how do you plan for a baptism celebration and how do you choose the right Catholic baptism gift?

Celebrating a Baptism

To begin with, you will want to be sure that all of your loved ones are there with you to be part of this special event. Sending an invitation is one way to let others know just how important you consider the day. You can buy pre-made invitations, make your own, or order custom-printed invites, but make sure others know you want to include them in the celebration.

You will probably want to decorate for your celebration. Some families create extravagant displays for baptismal parties, others keep it simple. White is considered the traditional baptismal color. White robes, symbolizing purity, were worn by early saints for baptism and christening gowns are still white to this day. White flowers, white balloons, white ribbon, white cake or cookies with white frosting would be a good foundation to set the tone for this celebration.

Choosing a Catholic Baptism Gift

Gifts for a baptism can run the gamut. Your gift can be gender-specific or it may be a gift that works just as well for a boy or a girl. Here are a few suggestions that would work for either:

  • Take pictures for the family. This is a celebration about joining community so record the attendance of loved ones on this special day. You can put the pictures in an album or give mom and dad a stack of photos while placing one special picture of the child in a lovely frame.
  • Give a decorative cross. Crosses can be hung on the wall in the baby’s room or some have a stand so that they work well on a display shelf
  • Have an appropriate bible verse (Deuteronomy 6:5, Proverbs 22:6 for example) printed with calligraphy. Then mat and frame for hanging.

At The Printery House you can find decorative crosses, special frames or even have custom invitations printed. Baptisms are great days – shopping for them is easy at The Printery House.