My oldest daughter will be making her First Holy Communion this year, and we just purchased her lovely dress last weekend! Early in our marriage, before I’d ever been pregnant, I longed to see my children receive their First Communion. It’s such a special day, not only spiritually, of course, but also as a happy family celebration. Here are five items for gift-givers that can make the grace-filled day even more special!
My First Holy Communion Keepsake Journal is the most inventive First Communion gift I’ve discovered. If your daughter likes to write, doodle, and dabble in journals, this is the perfect gift! This isn’t primarily a spiritual journal, more a journal to help remember the details of the day. Recall who came to your celebration, design a dress, color the rosary, etc. *
This pearl and rhinestone bracelet found on Etsy would make a lovely accessory to a young lady’s First Communion dress. You could choose another color, perhaps incorporating a birthstone.
As a person who is all for less stuff lying around, an item that hangs on the wall has great appeal to me. These wall plaques I found on Etsy are both attractive and personal. They would make for a nice keepsake and a visual reminder of First Communion.
This First Communion Rosary Box from The Catholic Company would suit a boy or a girl. (It can also be engraved.) And, it certainly beats the rosary storage system we currently employ – tossed in a tangled heap on the buffet. (As an aside, if you’re on Instagram, you can follow The Catholic Company. Someone there knows how to use social media better than most Catholic goods companies.)
CD & Coloring Book
I’m a big fan of the Holy Heroes Advent Adventure, but that’s not the only thing Holy Heroes has to offer. Did you know there is a Patroness of First Communicants? There is, and her name is Blessed Imelda. This CD & coloring book would make a great gift for a child or a classroom. While I’ve not heard Blessed Imelda’s Glory Story, I’ve listened to The Story of Juan Diego that accompanies it. My children have enjoyed it, and I found it to be well done.
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Looking for more on First Communion gifts and celebrations?
- Traditions at Catholic Icing
- Resources at Catholic Icing (craft ideas, recipes, etc.)
- Friendship with Jesus: Pope Benedict XVI Talks to Children on Their First Holy Communion by Amy Wellborn
Have you given or received a treasured First Communion memento or gift?
* I received a complimentary copy of My First Holy Communion Keepsake Journal from the author.
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