Have you ever been invited to attend a special occasion, spent hours trying to find the perfect gift and when you think you’ve gotten the absolute best gift ever, someone comes along with something better. It has happened to everyone. When invited to any special occasion you try your best to give the best putting a lot of heart and thought into what you want to give, especially when the gift is for a loved one.
Now birthdays and Christmas are much easier occasions for shopping since there are always hot new gift items everywhere, ranging from the ridiculously expensive to just plain ridiculous. Occasions such as baptisms and christenings however, are much more troublesome in the gift department, though they are equally as special as birthdays and Christmas.
Sure there are lots of religious items you can give as gifts for baptisms, and there are many traditional, orthodox gifts that are seen as mandatory baptism tokens, but for such a special occasion, especially when the individual to be baptized is a loved one, another silver crucifix or jeweled rosary just seem so generic as everyone else is more than likely to bring a gift similar to yours. So how do you find something that is truly unique for the occasion and make you the most honored guest? Well here are three of the most unique baptism gifts you can find that will make you truly stand out!
Every year Cathedrals and Churches host countless baptisms for people dedicating themselves to God. Many of these are babies or infants, and people usually want to make the occasion extra special. Well, one way of the best ways to do that is to give something, so unique, so rare and so exquisite that it has to be a religious collectable. There are many religious collectables that make great baptism gifts as they start a tradition that hopefully the baptized person will continue. But one collectable item stands above all others and that is The Madonna Collection of nun-dolls. These dolls are unique because each was dressed by the particular order of nun it represents. Unfortunately, many of these convents and religious orders no longer exist. However, these dolls recall the days when the religious orders where vibrant and thriving. With a piece from this Collection, you are sure to be admired.
Another truly unique baptism gift that will, not only make you the ‘king of baptism gifts’ but will also leave the other guests awe-inspired, astonished and jaw-dropped is a gift from the Bible itself! Okay, well not an actual biblical artifact, but you can welcome the newly baptized into the Kingdom of God, by giving him/her a symbol of divinity and a gift that will always remind the baptized of what God has done for us. A golden Chalice is a truly exquisite gift that will last throughout the ages and besides its price range of $800-$2000, the significance of it is absolutely priceless.
And finally, if you want to really blow the minds of other invited guests and take up the position of ‘the most honored guest’ then this is the gift to get. A Baptismal Font is ordinarily a decorative stone basin, though metal or wood are used; supported on a pedestal or columns at a convenient height for receiving the water which is poured over the head of the person baptized. To commemorate this truly special occasion, and take an actual piece of the holy occasion with you, you can have your own custom designed and hand-crafted Baptismal Font and pedestal built, and blessed to sanctification. The best part of this gift is that you not only get to personalize it by engraving both the name of the person and the date of the baptism, but after the baptism is done you also get to take it home with you as a faithful reminder of the day a loved one entered God’s family.
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