Grandparents play a vital role in the life of the child being baptised. For some, the child may never get the opportunity to know his grandparents so it's important to give gifts that carry sentiment and memory. Personal gifts are some of the best options for grandparents to give to their grandchildren. The gift should reflect the grandparent's faith and support of the child's dedication to Christ and Christianity.
Grandparents can write a letter or a poem that can be professionally printed or transcribed by a professional calligrapher. The letter or poem can be written with the intention of being read by the child later in life. It can contain words of encouragement and support. This word gift can also communicate the grandparent's deep belief in their faith and what their faith has meant to them. The word gift can also reflect on the grandparents' love and appreciation of the life of the grandchild.
A cross in the form of a wall hanging or jewellery is an appropriate gift for a grandparent to give at a Christening. The cross can be engraved with the person's name and date of the Christening. It can also include the spiritual meaning of the child's name or a scripture verse that represents the recipient's life.
A can be engraved on the front with the child's name and date of baptism. The grandparents can also include a special note on the inside of the cover so the child knows where the Bible came from as she gets older. A Bible makes a useful gift because the child can use it as he grows up and matures in the faith to learn about God.
A homemade gift can be something treasured by the family and the recipient as she grows up. A grandparent can make a quilted blanket that is personalised with a Christian symbol or a scripture reference. Or, the grandparent may create a picture collage after the baptism with photos taken throughout the Christening. Another homemade gift is a keepsake box made from an old shoebox that is covered it with photos, the program from the Christening and other memorabilia.