On a day that is all about the communicant, belongs a communion gift that is also a reminder of that special occasion. Such a gift is a keepsake that differs for the best from the old-fashioned communion card. By the way, isn’t it a great idea to print the traditional communion photo on a mini-bottle as a communion gift for all those who attended?
Which communion gift you should bring depends on the connection you have with the family. Further family, friends or acquaintances often hold a collection to buy one joint first communion gift. If you prefer your own personalized communion gift, these communion gift ideas are perfect.
Following the example of the baptismal candle, you can add a communion candle to the youngster’s sacrament collection. As a first communion gift, confirmation or communion presents for the guests. Simply add a cool photo of the communicant and a heralding message on the label, so that the candle – even when it has dispersed its last 100% organic aroma – will carry a pleasant memory.
During the religious ritual, the priest or bishop anoints the confirmand. We are not saying your gift should have to imitate communion rituals, but olive oil is bound to be one of the most unique communion gifts one can come up with. Olive oil anoints the food, as it were, and gives it a healthy twist.
The godfather and godmother of your child have an important part to play in the communion celebrations. They too deserve a thankful communion present as a reminder of their contribution. Of all communion present ideas, something drinkable usually hits the spot with most godfathers or godmothers. All these drinks, whose words of gratitude and communion photo adorn the label, are top shelf in their type. Giving such a premium communion gift is a sign of good taste.
Traditions are nostalgic and old school, but for those who find the cliché communion photo on a card a bit too old-fashioned, there is an alternative gift: communion bottles! Each visitor takes home a cute mini-bottle of ‘magic potion’ as a communion gift and a festive souvenir about the solemn communion. A small but nice memory aid that comes with a sip of sublime taste.
Like many Western festive traditions, the custom of celebrating communion with a communion gift originated in Catholic Christianity. The word refers to the communion of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, which is conveniently replaced by bread and wine during the Eucharist. The Eucharist commemorates the Last Supper, where Jesus broke the bread and distributed it to his apostles. Not much when you consider most first holy communion gifts nowadays! Baptised children are allowed to participate in the church ritual as soon as they reach the first grade. To celebrate that, the family organises a communion party, which usually takes place around May-June. Six years later, the family digs deep again. This time for a gift confirmation. The anointment by the bishop symbolises the reception of the Holy Spirit. Fun fact about that: during the Middle Ages, the bishop would always give the person being anointed a good smack in the jaw along with. A communion gift is something you can feel, they must have thought, but after the Enlightenment the punch to the jaw was scratched from the ritual. In more recent times, non-christian families started organising spring parties at the same time as the communion parties. That way, all kids can show off their communion presents the day after.
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