Christening Gift Ideas for a Godchild
By: Stacy D. Cooper, eHow Contibuter
As godparent, it will be your duty to assist in the spiritual upbringing of the child. But first the child needs to be introduced to the church community at his christening. Although not required, it is traditional for godparents to give their godchild a christening gift.
- Give your godchild a christening gown or suit; it is useful and can easily be stored which makes it a great keepsake. There are long, white, sequin-speckled christening gowns with matching bonnets for girls and two-piece suits made up of vests, shorts, bow ties and caps for boys. Because christening clothes come in a variety of styles and are a memorable part of the day, consider asking your godchild's parents to accompany you when you purchase it.
- Teach your godchild to seek comfort in Christ by giving her a lamb blanket that has her name and the date she was christened embroidered on it. She can snuggle with the blanket and you will have incorporated a subtle symbol of Christ in her daily life. Plus lambs are adorable creatures associated with purity and innocence.
- You will be teaching your godchild about the Bible, so start your relationship off on the right note by gifting him with a personalized Bible. Sold in a multitude of colors, consider getting him a baby blue or white Bible which has his name printed on the cover. Write the date he was christened on the inside of the book, along with your promise to be the best godparent you can be.
- Help your godchild understand the value of money and the satisfaction found in assisting those in need with a silver-plated money bank. Whether you give your godson a tractor-, train- or frog-shaped bank or your goddaughter a Noah's ark- or baby carriage-shaped bank, it is vital that you teach the child how to divide its contents. The bank will set a foundation for future discussions about the percentages of her money she should save, tithe, donate to charity or spend.
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