Skip to main content
#
Christening Essentials

Buy Christening gowns & Outfits Online. Beautiful Christening Gowns Online
Girls Christening Gowns - Heirloom Christening, Baby Baptism
Boys Christening Outfits, Boys Christening Outfit, Knickers, Rompers And Coveralls
 On Sale
Customer Favoriates Girls Christening Gowns
Customer Favoriates Boys Christening Outfits
Customer Favoriates Christening Bibs
Customer Favoriates Christening Shoes
Customer Favoriates Christening Socks
Christening Blankets - Customer Favoriates
Customer Favorites
Twins Christening Sets
Girls Irish Christening Gowns, Irish Christening Gowns
Boys Irish Christening Outfits, Irish Christening Outfits
 Irish Christening Assessories - Irish Christening Shoes, Irish Christening Bibs, Irish Christening Bibles, Irish Christening Blankets
Irish Christening Gowns - Irish Christening Outfits
Infant Boys Celebration Sets, Boys After the Christening Sets, Boys Take Me Home Sets
Infant Girls Celebration Sets, After the Christening Sets, Take Me Home Sets
Celebration Sets,Take Me Home Sets
Jewish Bris
Christening Bonnets & Christening Hats
Christening Shoes, Girls Christening Shoes, Boys Christening Shoes
Christening Socks, Girls Christening Socks,  Boys Christening Socks
Christening Bibles, St Joseph Christening Bibles, King James Christening Bibles
Christening Bibs, Girls Christening Bibs - Boys Christening Bibs
Christening Blankets, Christening Shawls, Boys Christening Blankets, Girls Christening Blankets
Christening Slips, Diaper Cover, Infant Christening Slips, Toddler Christening Slips
Sterling Silver, And Pearl Christening Bracelets
Christening Sweaters, Girls Christening Sweaters, Boys Christening Sweaters
Christening Gift Wrap
Padded Hanger
Christening Accessories
Matching Accessories, Christening Bibs, Christening Blankets
Christening Keepsakes - Christening Gifts
Gift Certificates
Cotton Christening Gowns, Cotton Christening Outfits, Girls Cotton Christening Gowns, Boys Cotton Christening Outfits
Gabardine Christening Outfits, Boys Gabardine Christening Outfits
Kint Christening Gowns, Knit Christening Outfits, Girls Knit Christening Gowns, Boys Knit Christening Outfits
Organza Christening Gowns
Satin Christening Gowns, Satin Christening Outfits, Girls Satin Christening Gowns, Boys Satin Christening Outfits
Silk Christening Gowns, Silk Christening Outfits, Girls Silk Christening Gowns, Boy Silk Christening Outfits
Shop By Fabric Type
Christening Gown Preservation Bags, Gown Perservation Bag
Size Chart
About US
Christening Essentials Contact
Store Policies -Shipping/Returns
Security/Privacy
Choosing  A Christening Gown
Christening Ceremony  Checklist
Baby Articles
Thought of the Day
What is A Blessing?
What is Christening?
What Are Godparents?
Baby News
Gown Preservation, Christening Gown Preservation, Christening Outfit Preservation
About Our Christening Gown Fabric - Christening Outfits Fabrics
Check It Out! - Important Stuff!
Christening Essentials Links/Apparel
Links/Apparel 2
Christening Essentials Links/Announcements
Christening Essentials Links/Baby Gifts
Christening Essentials Links/Baby & Kids Clothes
Christening Essentials Links/Baby Miscelleanous
Links/Christian Websites
Christening Essentials Links/Directories
Christening Essentials Links/Flowers
Christening Essentials Links/Free Stuff
Christening Essentials Links/Furniture
Christening Essentials Links/General Shopping
Christening Essentials Links/General Shopping 2
Links/General Shopping 3
Links/Shopping General 4
Christening Essentials Links/Gift Baskets
Christening Essentials Links/Gifts- General
Links/Gifts - General 2
Christening Essentials Links/Gifts-Favors
Christening Essentials Links/Health
Christening Essentials Links/Home and Garden
Christening Essentials Links/Invitations
Christening Essenitals Links/Jewelry
Christening Essentials Links/Link Exchange
Christening Essentials Links/Miscellaneous
Links/Micellaneous 2
Links/Micellaneous 3
Christening Essentials Links/Mom Resources
Christening Essentials Links/Toys
Christening Essentials Links/Weddings
Links/Weddings 2
Link Exchange Request
Links To Other Sites
Our Site Awards
ChristeningEssentials Customer Testimonials
Photo Gallery
Christening Essentials - Blog
Account Log In/Wish List

  
 Christening Blog   
Saturday, May 02 2015

Christening Presents From The Godparents

By: John Smith

Christenings are a baptism of a new baby and they're a rite of passage for a lot of Christian families. They're also a chance for people to gather around and meet the new arrival! The reason that forenames are often called 'Christian' names is because it's at a christening that many families officially name their baby, even if they have already filled out and signed the birth certificate and other documents months prior to the actual event!

If you're attending a christening soon you might be on the lookout for christening gifts and if you're lucky enough to be the child's godparent then you'll definitely be searching for something special.

Being a Godparent
Traditionally there are lots of roles involved in being a godparent, first and foremost you're a spiritual adviser and there to support the child should anything happen to their birth parents. Godparents are also supposed to be close to the baby as it grows and nurture a relationship with him or her so that he or she is well looked after. For many years it was customary for the godparents to present the christened child with a silver spoon which is where the saying: 'born with a silver spoon in your mouth' comes from.

These days, however there's a wide range of christening gifts presented to babies by their godparents. Some of them are traditional and religiously significant and others are simply sentimental or useful. The kind of godparent you intend to be will largely determine the type of christening gifts you choose for your godson or daughter. There is no shortage of options though! Some godparents even like to set up small savings accounts for the baby and put a little money in it yearly to help pay for treats or study later in life. There's no need to go to that much trouble though and a small token to show that you care about the child and will offer it plenty of support and affection is more than enough.

Choosing Gifts
When you hand over christening gifts to the parents of the child, those presents say something about how you feel. They tell a story about your commitment, joy or affection. That means whatever you choose will have a resonating and lasting meaning. Some christening gifts stay with the child their whole life and are truly appreciated and associated with the growing child's spirituality or with the love that you offer them as a relative or friend of the family.

In fact, perhaps you yourself still have christening gifts of your own or know someone who does. Choose gifts that you know will stand the test of time and try to consider three factors, the appearance of the gift (because it might be on display), the personal nature of the gift (personalized is better!) and the functionality of it. The more useful a present is, generally, the greater the gift! Useful christening gifts will get used by the child directly that's a good thing.

Keepsakes and Charms
Speaking of elegant and sentimental christening gifts, it's hard to beat engraved presents. Beautiful little charms and trinket boxes with heartfelt messages etched in to them are perfect. There are even specially made christening mementos available which are made of glass and feature the word 'christening' along with images of butterflies or Christian crosses. They look great in a bedroom or displayed on a mantel piece. For a subtly religious gift which is also useful, a Noah's ark money box which is silver plated and engraved with any message up to 50 characters long is a smart choice. It can also help to teach the growing child about saving up money and being prudent about cash, which, in the current economic downturn would seem to be a good principle to set from birth!

Functional Presents
For functional christening gifts it can be wise to opt for traditional plates that have the name of the child incorporated in to their design. They can be personalized with the date of the event and used daily by the child to eat from making them useful as well as thoughtful and sentimental. Sticking with the traditional concept of the silver spoon, cutlery can also make very good christening gifts. There are even sets made especially for small hands to get to grips with!

Bibs and baby blankets are functional too and baby blankets can be bought embroidered with a Christian cross and detailed with the date of the celebration and the full name of the child. With useful christening gifts the main thing to look out for is that personal touch keeping the gift elegant and sentimental.

Read more: http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Christening-Presents-From-The-Godparents/1167067#ixzz0wvmzrljs
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution No Derivatives

www.christeningessentials.com
christening gowns, christening outfits

Posted by: AT 04:41 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Comments:

Post comment
Name
 *
Email Address

Message
(max 750 characters)
*
* Required Fields
Note: All comments are subject to approval. Your comment will not appear until it has been approved.

Site Mailing List 
Essentials For Every Christening

Christening Essentials
1773 E Constitution Dr. Chandler, AZ 85225 (602) 370-3312
 email:
christeningessentials@cox.net
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM - MST


Official PayPal Seal

Beautiful christening gowns and outfits online for boys and girls. Buy christening outfits and gowns online. From baby christening sets, preemie christening outfits, heirloom and preemie gowns. preemie sets, take me home outfits, keepsake gifts, shoes, socks, bibs, blankets to baptism gown, baptism dresses all of the finest quality material

home - christening gowns - boys christening outfits - on sale - customer favoriates - twin sets - preemie collection - irish christening gowns - celebration sets/baby dresses - jewish bris - christening accessories - matching accessories - keepsake/gift items - gift certificates - shop by fabric type - preservation bags - size charts - contact us - store policies-shipping/returns - security/privacy - links - link exchange - site awards - customer testimonials - photo gallery - our blog - account log in/wish list - interesting information/articles - about us - site map

Copyright © 2005-2016 All Rights Reserved Christening Essentials