Do You Give Gifts at a Baptism?

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It is tradition to buy a gift for the baby when the parents celebrate her baptism. It is acceptable to buy a gift the child can use now, such as a baby ring, or one she can use when she gets older, like a Bible.

1 Money

People like to give money so the parents can put it into a savings account for the child.

2 Cross

The cross is the ultimate symbol of the Christian faith. It can be hung on wall in the child's nursery.

3 Photo Frame

A decorative photo frame to hold a picture of the baby in her christening gown is a nice keepsake for when she grows up.

4 Bracelets

Baptism bracelets, which commemorate the event, can be made with the child's name on them, or you can get a charm bracelet where she adds a charm when each sacrament is made.

5 Stuffed Animal

There are stuffed animals with Christian emblems on them, such as a teddy bear with a cross, that can decorate the baby's crib.

6 Rosary

You can give the child the gift of her first rosary, which is a long loop of beads that Catholics use to pray.

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