Gift ideas for a godson christening

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Gift ideas for a godson christening
Buy your godson a special gift to mark the occasion of his christening. (mother with baby in church image by Pavel Losevsky from Fotolia.com)

A christening is a special occasion for a family, welcoming a new child to the world and to their parents' religious faith. As a godparent, one bears a special honour and responsibility to help foster the child's spiritual growth. Mark this occasion with a christening gift your godson will treasure as he gets older.

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Bible

A traditional christening gift is a personalised Bible for the baby. Purchase a Bible and have it monogrammed with the child's name and date of the christening. Visit a religious retailer to find the perfect Bible for your godson. Write a message about your godson's christening day inside that he will love reading when he is old enough.

Frame

A classic christening gift is often made of silver. Adhere to this tradition with a beautiful silver frame. Have the frame engraved with the baby's full name and details of the christening. Insert a picture of your godson and his parents that the family will cherish. Many jewellery stores sell silver frames and offer engraving services. Add a Bible verse or religious sentiment on the frame, or simply adorn it with a cross decoration.

Memory Book

Start a scrapbook of your godson's life for the new parents. Include pictures and birth announcements and anything relating to the baby's family. Start pages for other events such as birthdays, graduations and holidays. Make a page for the christening with religious-themed stickers, Bible verses and best wishes for the baby's life of faith. This gift will bring enjoyment for years to come and remind your godson of his life milestones.

Wall Cross

A token of your love the family will treasure is a wooden wall cross personalised with your godson's name along with a traditional bedtime prayer. Select a colour scheme that matches the baby's room.

Gown

Offer to purchase the christening gown for the baptism. The parents will be busy overseeing plans for the day and probably a celebration afterward, so take one thing off of their to-do list by purchasing the christening gown. Consider their taste when you are picking the gown, as it is a significant item they likely will save.

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