The Sacrament of Epiphany gives people a feelingEnlightenment, faith and hope for a beautiful, bright future for a baptized child. The rite of baptism is attempted soon after birth, although baptism can occur at a very different age.
In any case, baptism is the only time in your life, therefore, it is very important to approach the choice of a gift for this solemn event very responsibly.
Gifts for christening for the kid
First of all, godparents are given toThe baptism of the child is a cross. It does not matter at all whether it is gold, silver, aluminum or wood. Any, even the most simple cross, will be a reliable protection for the child.
At baptism a person is born again forA righteous life with the Lord, and therefore the godparents will certainly give him new clothes. An obligatory gift from the godmother is a snow-white christening shirt. It is better that it was sewn by hand and, if possible, decorated with a thin white embroidery. In this case, it will become a memory for the entire subsequent life of a person. It is also necessary to give new, decorated towels.
It has long become a tradition to donate a silver spoon to the christening. This gift, too, is usually given to the godparents.
Baptism is, first of all, a spiritual holiday, therefore, gifts for it should bear spiritual meaning. You can give a personal icon, a children's Bible and other sacred books.
Among the best gifts for kids - a blanket,Bed linen or toys, because they grow very quickly from clothes. You can embroider on a blanket or towel a prayer for a child. Of course, this is laborious work, but such a gift will be kept throughout his later life.
If the donor is not a godfather, he can donate any children's things - for example, an arena, a highchair for feeding, etc.
Of course, with this solemn day it is necessary to congratulate the parents of the baby. They can give flowers, a basket of fruit and sweets, a beautiful album of Old Russian icon painting.
Gifts for christening to an adult
The adult person consciously comes to a decisionReceive baptism and with deep understanding refers to the Sacrament. An adult godson should also be given a native godson, a personal icon, a baptismal shirt. You can embroider the neck and cuffs of the shirt, with gold threads being the most preferred.
Baptism is usually followed by a festive dinner with a tea party. The most original gift for a godson will be a samovar, although, of course, you can give a beautiful kettle or tea set.
Gifts of the Cross
Of course, gifts are not only madeGodchildren, but also the godchild. You can give an embroidery, decorative panel or picture on the theme of the holiday. Parents of the baby want the godparents to always help the child and support him, and for this it is necessary that they live a long life and do not get sick. Therefore it becomes a tradition to give them warm clothes, for example, shawls, scarves and sweaters.
Sacraments of Baptism in Orthodoxy and CatholicismDiffer from each other, although they carry the same spiritual meaning. In Catholicism, an obligatory gift for the godson is a candle that remains with a person for life. For the first time it lights up on baptism, then on the first sacrament and at the wedding.
Baptism is a bright, unforgettable holiday, which leaves an imprint on the entire subsequent life of man. Therefore, the choice of a gift for baptism is very important and responsible.