When it comes to christening gifts, it’s a big world out there, with a myriad of products to choose from…in a world of nearly limitless possibilities, how do you choose something truly meaningful? To help you narrow it down, here are a few things to consider:
1-Think about the recipient: what do you want them to remember & feel when they see or use your gift?
2-Think about the purpose of the gift: do you want it to be snuggled? Viewed? Worn? Carried?
3-Think about the type of gift: do you want to give something soft & cuddly, extra-ordinary or fancy, neutral or long-lasting, a personalized keepsake?
4-Think about the message you want to send with your gift: Love? Faith? Comfort? Thoughtfulness?
5-Think about how you’d like to present the gift: in a pretty bag, carefully wrapped, with a special letter or note?
When all is said and done, the gift should really be a symbol of the relationship you intend to nurture with your gift recipient: for that is what truly matters.
I’m working on uploading several new items to the site this week, and find myself feeling particularly nostalgic about this one.
Maybe it’s that my own children are growing up (ages 6, 8, 11)…and that I read this post yesterday, which reminded me that they are no longer babies.
Maybe it’s that I had the chance to snuggle this little model last night, and cannot help but feel a tug at my heart whenever I raise a tiny curled-up newborn to my shoulder.
Maybe it’s that I can literally see the closeness between this sweet boy and his lovely Mama in the photos I’ve been editing.
At any rate, it has me thinking a lot about the bond that grows between a precious child and the important women in his/her life. I love this gorgeous pearl cross necklace set as a symbol of that bond…a poignant token of the connection between a mother/godmother/grandmother and a beloved child.
I don’t know about you, but I’m so enjoying getting back into the swing of things after a truly lovely holiday season. There’s something about a new beginning that gives me hope and energy! Here’s to a beautiful and lucky new year!
Just for fun, here’s a sweet grouping of our lovely Faye Shamrock Christening Gown (pictured first), and our Erin Shamrock Christening Dress (pictured second) with matching accessories that go great with both dresses (shamrock bib, shamrock slippers):