Friday, March 1, 2013

Christening Gift Ideas

A christening is a huge step on the path of life for people of the Christian faith; it only happens once in anyone's life and it's a good excuse for a celebration. A baby's christening is his or her ceremony of introduction to God, religion and the church. Christenings generally involve the ceremony and then a get together with friends and family afterwards, where the parents of the baby tend to receive gifts that are generally kept as memories for when the child gets older.

A lot of people tend to get a bit stuck when it comes to buying a gift for a christening; nobody really knows what's appropriate or how much they should spend. What you spend is completely up to you; as this is an event that only happens once in a child's life people tend to spend a little more than they would for a birthday, however, you shouldn't feel obliged to spend any more if you don't want to. As far as choosing the right gift goes, there are a few things that are typically given at a christening, although as with the amount you spend, you should buy whatever you feel is appropriate.

A lot of religious people like to give a bible as it's something that every Christian should own. If you're worried that a lot of people may have bought a bible but it's something that you really want to give then you could always buy a personalised bible so the gift seems more heartfelt. You can usually buy bibles that are specifically intended as a christening gift so on the inside cover you can write the date and venue of the christening, along with the names of the baby's god parents.

Memory boxes are also really popular; whether they're religious or just baby orientated they are a great place to store gifts and tokens as years go by. A memory box will be something that the parents have to start and then as the child gets older it will be their duty to keep adding to the box with things that are precious to them.

Figurines are another popular christening gift; you could purchase a religious figure or a figure of an angel, a child being baptised or even one that represents a christening. Whatever figure you choose you can be pretty sure that it will remain in the child's life forever.

Finally, if you don't know what to give or you'd like to give a gift that will make a difference to the child's future then a lot of people will give money to the family. Whatever money is given is usually then put into a savings account for the child and is given to them when they're older. A lot of the time the child's parents will continue to add to the account as the child grows up so that they have a more substantial sum when they're older that they can put towards university, a house or even their own wedding.

Jeena Grange is a party planner but whenever she's a guest at a party rather than an organiser she always takes a gift and if it's a party to celebrate the birth of a baby she always buys a gift from

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