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As you may know, Baptism is an ancient ritual that has continued through these modern days; it consists of admitting or adopting -through the utilization of water – into Christianity. When it comes to infants, most people refer to Baptism and Christening, although both terms can be interchangeable.
Whether you are a parent with a child who will soon be baptized, a church member welcoming the new little one into the fold, or a family member who practices a different religion, you all have one thing in common. You likely have questions about the basic rules for baptism etiquette.
Of course, your Church and Pastor will be in charge of guiding you through the actual procedure, and it sets of rules, but sometimes your doubts relate more to the social etiquette. You begin questioning yourself: what should I wear? What do I bring? What do I bring as a present?
These doubts can even be more nerve-wracking if this is the first time you attend a Baptism or if you are the godparents of this beautiful, little angel. It is considered good form to bring a gift, although you should wait until the reception following the service to present it. If you are only attending the service, you should send the gift to the family before or after the event. Appropriate gifts are usually religious in nature. At Personalized by Kate, we carry several options for you to choose from, and you can personalize every single of our items, to make them even more thoughtful and memorable.
Some of the most common and appropriate gifts are crosses, artwork with religious themes or spiritual books. Parents of the celebrated baby may expect something in silver, as it is an element that represents a wish for prosperity; some of the most popular options include: engraved silver spoons, silver cups, silver pictures frames and silver crosses.
If you noticed the pattern, crosses are often a recurred theme for the gift; no wonder since the whole celebration revolves around it! At Personalized by Kate we carry an extensive offer of Baptism Crosses for you to pick from; we have different materials, sizes, and colors. And after you chose your preferred one, you may want to customize it. You may engrave your cross with one or several of the following options:
- The baby’s name
- The baby’s and parents’ names
- The Baby’s and godparents’ names
- The baby’s date of birth
- The Baptism date
- A verse from the Bible –preferably one that the parents like and/or refers to Baptism.
Seek through our ample catalog and choose a beautiful, meaningful cross to celebrate this important milestone in the life of the baby and everyone else in his/her community who loves him/her.