5 Personalized Baptism Gifts
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Baptism and Christening are important events, representing a child’s first interaction with church and faith. True, the baby won’t remember the event, but it’s a deeply moving milestone for new parents and the congregation at large.
Personalized baptism gifts reflect both the solemnity and joy of the occasion, and can become much-loved keepsakes. We’ve assembled a list of five personalized baptism gifts parents and children will adore.
Silver jewelry is often given as a baptism gift, and lends itself to personalization. A baby’s bracelet engraved with her name and a biblical verse is a popular gift, or give the little one her first crucifix with her name engraved on the back. The big decision here is size—do you give an infant-sized gift that will become a keepsake, or a crucifix the baby can wear as he grows? Either way, you’ve given a beautiful gift.
Keepsake books are also popular personalized baptism gifts. A book of children’s Bible stories can be personalized with a handwritten message at the front. Or choose from one of our lovely customized baptism books for a uniquely customized gift.
Got a wonderful photo of the baptism baby in her christening gown? Combine it with an inspirational piece of scripture or poem to create a beautiful piece of framed artwork. If you’re not confident in your own crafting skills, search Esty for baptism photos and you’ll find a wealth of possibilities.
That tiny baby is going to be doing a whole lot of growing real soon. Why not give a slightly different gift with a colorful customized growth chart? Adorned with the baby’s name in bright colors, a customized wall chart is a thoughtful gift, especially if you were invited to the christening but follow a different faith and don’t want to give an overtly religious gift,
Hand Carved Noah’s Ark Toys
Most of our ideas for personalized baptism gifts have been decorative in nature or family keepsakes, which seems a little unfair to the baby, who’s the center of all this excitement. A handmade Noah’s Ark playset can give little hands something to play with while doubling as a family heirloom. Look for one on sites like Etsy, and choose one with large pieces to keep baby safe. If you want to personalize it you can always engrave the ark with the name of the baby, so everyone knows it’s “Chelsea’s Ark.”