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Baptism Baby Clothing For That Precious Moment In Life
The three most precious moments in a young Catholic child's life is when they receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. Most Christians and some Mormons also hold baptism ceremonies. Keepsakes and gifts can help mark these momentous occasions for babies, children and adults.
Baby Christening blankets are an important part of the baptism ceremony. The blanket is immediately wrapped around the body if the baby is fully immersed or can be used to swaddle and comfort the baby after the ritual is performed. These beautiful baby blankets are usually ultra-soft and feature decorative religious symbols embroidered in the middle or in the corners. Some blankets come as sets with bibs, booties and handkerchiefs, as well as a protective keepsake bag.
A Baptism bonnet can also make a precious baby gift. The company Little Things Mean a Lot sells a Christening bonnet that coverts to a wedding day hankie with just a few thread snips. It comes with a touching poem that can be read by the mother to her daughter or daughter-in-law just before the ceremony. It also comes with a matching handkerchief for the mother and is packaged in an heirloom box.
Each of these religious occasions can also be commemorated with cross pendants, bracelets and pins. These crucifix jewelry pieces are available in both feminine and masculine styles and come in a wide variety of designs and metals.
A striking first rosary can also be a cherished keepsake for many years to come. Rosaries are used for counting repeated prayers and will be used heavily when a child is going through their First Communion. Some rosaries can be engraved with personalized messages or names, and many come with silver or porcelain box holders or felt or satin pouches. Beads can be made from a variety of materials, including inexpensive plastic beads or sophisticated mother of pearl beads. Prayer books also make great gifts for First Communion and Confirmation ceremonies.
Sears.com sells a variety of commemorative photo frames and photo albums to remember this special day. Many feature favorite passages or psalms from the Bible or other inspirational messages. Wall crucifixes and angels are also popular keepsake items. A boy may prefer a First Communion wallet that features a money holder, change compartment and extra storage space for miscellaneous items, while a girl may love seeing a First Communion porcelain doll on her bedroom shelf.