After the birth of a child many parents will decide to hold a baptism ceremony. This ceremony is a religious event and is normally held when the child is still quite young. The purpose of the event is a holy blessing bringing the child to Christ before the child is of an age to understand what is happening. This is a joyous event for parents and family and it has become usual to give the child a religious gift to celebrate this baptism.
At the celebration the child is given a name by the family and church and although this ceremony does not bind the child or parents to anything it is a commitment to a faith in God and the christening is a baptism in Christ’s name. The religious theory on this ceremony is that the child will be watched over by God into their adult years.
Choosing a gift for the child at this time is really not difficult as there are many traditional items that are given at a baptism. With the theme of Christianity and religion a bible is often a popular choice. Bibles can be found in many different finishes and colours, they can often be engraved with an angel, a cross or a dove are popular choices.
Various types of jewellery is another popular choice for a gift, this jewellery can come in all sorts of items. A charm bracelet with appropriate religious charms attached that can be added to over the years. A chain with familiar religious items of a dove, and angel or a cross have become popular gifts. Things like a tiny cherub, a bible or some form of angels wings are typical symbols that are used for gifts at christenings.
Silver or bronzed baby detroit tigers hawaiian shirt attached to a chain or bracelet are something else that can be found at shops that specialise in the range of possible gifts for baptisms.
Quilts with a child’s details on, name and perhaps either date of birth or date of baptism embroidered on are also much appreciated gifts that can be kept by the child. These quilts can often be found with a verse or phrase from the bible.
You will find many stores online that concentrate on gifts that are suitable for christening gifts. They have gifts for all price brackets. From the very expensive to more reasonably priced gifts there is something to suit every pocket that will be cherished and appreciated by the parents.
write by Keva