What Happens At A Christening Or Baptism?
Christenings are traditional, religious ceremonies, but they are also joyful days that celebrate the start of a newborn’s journey through life. While new baby gifts are intended to welcome boys and girls into the world, christening gifts are designed as keepsakes for their first tentative, metaphoric steps into the big, wide world and are usually treasured just as much as newborn gifts.
What Is The Difference Between A Baptism & Christening?
Christenings are traditional, religious ceremonies, but they are also joyful days that celebrate the start of a newborn’s journey through life. Christenings are traditional, religious ceremonies, but they are also happy days that celebrate the start of a newborn’s journey through life. Christening refers to the naming ceremony (to "christen" means to "give a name to") whereas baptism is one of seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. In the sacrament of Baptism the baby's name is used and mentioned, however, it is the rite of claiming the child for Christ and his Church that is celebrated.
What's The Best Christening Present?
Christening gifts are designed as keepsakes for their first tentative, metaphoric steps into the big, wide world and are usually treasured just as much as newborn gifts. It isn’t just the child who is on the receiving end of christening presents, though; we also stock unique christening gifts for godparents that recognise the special part they have agreed to play in the child’s life.
How Many Godparents Can A Child Have?
A godparent is someone who partakes in a baby’s baptism, is chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child’s upbringing and tasked with ‘being there’ should anything happen to the parents. It is, therefore, an incredibly important role and is usually recognised as such during a christening by the giving of gifts to godmothers or godfathers from the child’s parents.
Traditionally, Christian children usually have three godparents in total, though they can have as many as the parents want. Girls often have two godmothers and one godfather while boys will usually have two godfathers and one godmother but there are no hard and fast rules nowadays.
Godparents can be family members or friends, but the part they play in the christening or baptism is a key one and recognising their on-going presence in the child’s life has become a common practice among new parents.
Godparents can be family members or friends, but the part they play in the christening or baptism is a key one and recognising their on-going presence in the child’s life has become common practice among new parents.
What Is A Good Gift For A Baby's Christening?
Our luxury and stylish range of gifts include personalised items that can include words like the baby’s full name, christening date and the church of baptism and another message. Our in-house personalisation design team will engrave, customise and embroider 90% of the presents we stock.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for christening keepsake ideas for a boy or a girl then here are a few great product ideas to start with:
- Silver bangle
- Silver bracelet
- Engraved baptism gifts
- Silver gifts
- Personalised baptism teddy bear
- Picture Frame/photo albums
- Trinket/gift box
- Money box
- Cutlery sets
If you want to splash out on the price for extra special experience, like silver jewellery christening gifts or engraved baptism gifts then we have luxury ranges that include Royal Selangor and Carrs items made from pewter and sterling silver.
Unique Christening Gift Ideas
No one wants to give a duplicate gift which is why our in-house team at Bundles of Joy is highly skilled in creating unique personalised presents for baby boys or girls.
We can personalise something like 90% of our online products, so why not take a look at our huge range of gifts so that means you can pick from our online shop and create your own, unique gifts for a christening that no one else will have thought of.
Why Shop Online With Bundles Of Joy?
We know what makes a present special, which is why Bundles of Joy has become renowned for supplying christening gifts and personalised baptism gifts. Whatever the occasions, parents, godparents, friends and family members can rest assured your gift won’t be found anywhere else. You won't find a more compelling mix of value for money and lasting quality anywhere else.
If you're in a hurry for your present than order before 1 pm and choose the Next Day Delivery shopping option and it will be you the next day.If you spend over £50 and aren't in so much of hurry for it then we'll give you our standard shipping for free.
And now we offer split payments to help spread the cost with our partner Clearpay. Simply look for the Clearpay option on checkout.