Christening ideas

A symbolic christening gift doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive.  Its real purpose is to underscore the symbolicalness of the event or occasion, so we usually put a part of ourselves into such a gift when purchasing or making it so that it is warm and made with love.   A symbolic christening gifts can be given to a newly-baptized baby as a supplement to the main gift, or to the participants of the christening as a keepsake and a token of your gratitude.      A few popular or more interesting ideas:     Angels   Godparents often buy angels…
Gold or silver ingots   Sometime the future godparents worry that jewelry that is traditionally given for christenings will, with time, go out of style, and the grown godchild will not want to wear it, so a new type of gift is becoming more and more popular – gold or silver ingots. This is a wise choice because gold and silver are valuable, so if need be, these ingots can later be used as starting capital or a means of investment. Or when the child grows up and meets his future spouse, a jeweler can make engagement and wedding rings…
Just like any celebration, a christening has a beginning and an end. A wonderful idea for finishing the christening party could be the release of sky lanterns.    Sky lanterns were invented in China and are made from rice paper and natural wax. They can fly as high as 200 meters, and the flame burns for about 20 minutes. There is a small plate fixed to the bottom of the lantern with flammable material which, when lighted, warms the air and forces the lantern to rise into the sky; the flame burns only when the lantern is moving upward.  Sky…
Releasing wishes for the newly baptized baby tied to helium-filled balloons has already become a classic and is probably the most popular activity for christenings. How and where is best to do this is up to your imagination and inclinations. You can hand out balloons to guest with wishes written on paper already inside the balloons, you can hand out blank pieces of paper and ask that each guest write down their own wish for the baby, and you can also ask each guest to read his wish aloud before releasing the balloon to the heavens.   Plan where you…
You are thrilled to have been invited to a christening, but at the same time you are a bit anxious about what to get as a present. Many who have long outgrown childhood have a hard time coming up with ideas of what to give a small little person. And it is hard to know in general what is appropriate on such occasions – you sure can’t come to a christening, naming or thanksgiving ceremony empty-handed. The easiest way to solve the gift selection conundrum is to ask the parents, as they may have a list of gifts that they…
Christening Gifts for the Child from the Parents 1. A bottle of champagne wrapped in a sheet of white paper with the little one’s name, the date, that this is a christening gift, and so on, and that the bottle should only be opened on the child’s 21st birthday. On the day of the christening, all of the guests can write their wishes for the child on the bottle. If you actually manage to save this bottle for that many years, it will indeed be a wonderful gift and surprise for your child on his 21st birthday! 2. You can…
Radiant whiteness and details crafted with a special technique are what make the “Loiret” dress such a success. The flowers that have “blossomed” on the linen dress and head band require meticulous work – each petal is embroidered separately, then cut out and arranged to form a flower. These flowers give the garment a special lavishness which is highlighted even more by the puckered sleeves and hemline.   White puckered socks would look just lovely with this dress. The shoes should also be the same color. This dress is appropriate for any christening, and simply priceless if you are having…
For those who appreciate the classic whiteness that is the hallmark of christenings, there is “Mira” – a fancy summer christening dress. Production of this dress really does require quite a bit of work – each butterfly is embroidered individually with a sewing machine, and then cut out and sewn by hand to the dress and the head band. To highlight the impression of lightness, the dress features a waved hemline. The waist can be adjusted with the sash on the back.   This impressive piece from the AngelusAlbus collection is perfect for celebrating a butterfly-themed christening or for those…
In this year’s collection, AngelusAlbus paid tribute to whimsical vividness with the “Aube” and “Nile” designs, which are embellished with red details. These christening clothes are perfect for a strawberry or lady bug themed christening celebration, or for anyone who just likes bright accents.    For the little gentleman, the collection has a versatile linen suit, the whiteness of which is enhanced by a matching red neck scarf and pocket square. The dress and head band set for the little lady, which stands out for its meticulously crafted fabric flowers, also features this playful combination of red and white. The…
Although angels can certainly fly around and land on the table at every christening, you can also choose them - rather than a certain color - to be the theme of the celebration. Putting this idea into action is not difficult – there are a myriad of angel accessories that you can purchase or make yourself. You should just try to avoid bright colors and an overabundance of different winged celestial beings.    When selecting or making invitations, you should look for something with an angel motif, so that the invitations become the key to the theme of the celebration.…