Christening Gifts for Boys and Girls
Christening Tradition dictates that infants and babies who have been baptized or christened receive a gift from the parents, godparents or grandparents to help signify this important religious journey in life.
Traditional gifts are not simply toys, as this occasion is far different from a birthday or holiday, but gifts that babies will grow to appreciate well into adulthood and pass down generation to generation. Popular gifts include christening boxes, communion crosses and Holy Bibles. In fact, some cross necklaces have been passed down for several generations, making it a special occasion, one that is marked by an indulgent feast and prayer to God.
No matter what gift is given to a newborn or infant, this cherished moment will be captured on film, forever remembered and marked as a moment when a baby is given to God in Christian religions. Often times, christenings and baptisms are private ceremonies, only holding close family and friends in attendance. While commonly associated with infants, some parents choose to have their children wait until they are older to be baptized, recognizing God’s age of accountability with great importance.