Christening, or baptism, is the act of sprinkling someone with holy water or, in some churches, complete submersion into water as an act of submission to God. While infants are frequently christened, adults may sometimes share this sacrament as a sign of their devotion to their church and to God.
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A personalised Bible is the perfect gift for any newly christened adult. Your friend may use his new Bible during church services or Bible study, or may simply choose to display the Bible in his home. Many companies offer leather-bound Bibles that are engraved with a person's name. These Bibles are designed to last for years, even with daily use. Select a Bible in your friend's favourite colour and have his name printed on the front cover. Online stores offer this feature, as well as many traditional bookstores. Wrap the Bible in decorative wrapping paper and present it after his christening.
While baptism picture frames are frequently given to young children, they are also an ideal gift for an adult who has just been christened. Snap several photos of your friend during his baptism ceremony to give him at a later date. He can select his favourite print to put inside the picture frame. Many baptism frames feature a Bible verse or scripture passage designed to encourage and serve as a reminder for why baptism occurs.
Select a fashionable piece of Christian jewellery to present as a baptism gift. Some companies offer specific baptism jewellery or jewellery featuring crosses. Consider what type of jewellery your friend prefers, and choose accordingly. For a man, select a necklace featuring a cross or Bible verse. A woman may prefer a more feminine bracelet or set of religious earrings. Wrap the present in decorative paper and present it with a card of congratulations.
Rosaries come in all shapes and sizes, so choose one your friend will love. For the businessman, choose a small rosary with a convenient travel bag. For the homemaker, select a durable rosary that can sustain being played with by little children. For a friend with refined tastes, choose a sterling silver rosary. A rosary is designed to be used daily, so include a copy of prayers when you present the gift, as even the most faithful Christians may occasionally forget the words to a prayer.
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