If you’re picking out a First Communion gift for a friend or family member, it is important to remember both the recipient and the occasion. The child receiving the gift is usually in second or third grade, and he or she is making a choice to Hunting Necklace further their lives within the Christian faith through a Sacrament of Initiation. Personalized gifts with a religious undertone are a perfect way to celebrate the sanctity of this special day. You can include the child’s name, as well as the date of the ceremony, and some gifts also have room for a personalized message. Some ideas include:
· A personalized Bible with the child’s name on the front. Sometimes these are also available with a greeting, and children’s versions can be purchased. Such editions often contain pictures and easier to read versions of Bible verses.
· A crucifix or cross for hanging on a wall. This may be the communicant’s first religious object that they can call their own.
· A medal or pendant either with a saint the child is fond of or named after, or a cross pendant with the child’s name engraved on it. The medal can then be given with a chain to wear as jewelry or on its own as a keepsake. If giving the pendant to be worn as jewelry, you may consider also including the child’s birthstone.
· Figurines of saints, angels, or young children praying. Again, personalized messages can be included on these items.