Baptism, communion, Confirmation.
Three of the most important sacraments for a Christian. Baptism establishes the entrance of the new faithful in the womb to the church, with redemption from original sin through water and its rebirth as a new man; the Communion establishes the first, true participation in religious life, because the faithful receives for the first time the Eucharist, after having followed a course of catechesis; the Confirmation, also called Confirmation, ‘confirms’, precisely, the Baptism, determining the entry of the faithful to his Christian maturity, recalling the descent of the Holy Spirit on him or her thanks to the laying of the hands of the Bishop.
Three unavoidable Sacraments, therefore, accumulated, especially nowadays, and in the Catholic West, by the fact that in most cases they are children.
Sacraments that become occasions for celebration, for the whole family, for friends, as it should be, given their religious significance, given the impact they will inevitably have on the life of the little boy or the girl who will receive them.
Baptism usually takes place when the child is new-born. His participation in the event will therefore be very limited, but, nevertheless, he will be the protagonist of this special day. Around him will gather parents, grandparents, all relatives, the Godfather and the godmother, all participating in this joyful event. Also Communion and Confirmation are celebrated with relatives and friends, usually organizing a lunch all together, or a snack, which also involves the friends of the celebrated, perhaps the same who have accompanied him during the years of catechism.
A tradition that cannot be renounced for these three occasions is the gift that the celebrated and the parents make to all the participants: the favours. Special favours, as is the occasion that they will have to remember who will receive them.
We have talked in previous articles about the huge diffusion and variety of favours available on the market. They range from design objects, precious in form and material, to handicraft productions, or homemade, or even to fair-trade favours, made with recycled products, whose purchase contributes to fundraising for various kinds of charities.
What is important to us is that, regardless of the type of candy you want to address, and of course the budget available, you should not lose sight of the spiritual significance of the occasion that is being celebrated, and that the wedding favour should commemorate. The sacrament of Baptism, that of the Communion, even more the Confirmation are not simply moments of celebration, like a birthday or a name day. These are unrepeatable and solemn steps that the young Christian makes on his spiritual journey. The parties that accompany them and the wedding favours that commemorate them should therefore underline the religious significance of these moments.
The custom of giving small boxes containing sweets, originally, and subsequently confetti, is ancient. Over time, wedding favours have become increasingly refined and often precious objects.
But it is not necessary to spend crazy figures to give to the guests who take part in the festivities during one of these sacraments an unforgettable candy box.
The favours for Baptism
Let’s think about the favours for Baptism. There really are for all tastes and for all budgets.
It goes from the enchanting pendants and medals in gold and silver, with precious stylized angels in white gold, handcrafted in Italian jewellery, in splendid squares in Silver and Swarovski, or orthodox-style paintings depicting the Holy Family.
Less valuable, but no less striking and significant, the wooden squares to hang, rectangular and depicting the moment of motherhood. There are all kinds, decorated in, composed of delicious little squares made of silver foil and a photo frame to accommodate the photo of the baptized child. Favours decorated with Swarovski crystals of fuchsia color, or squares made of marble powder with images in relief on a glass plate and silk paper applications representing guardian angels. Most of these baptism favours are suitable for both boys and girls. Some products offer a different color version for boys and girls, such as the painting with the angels by Raffaello in silver and Murano glass available in Aquamarine colours. Changing gender and price ranges, there are the very nice baptism souvenirs, made of marble powder, shaped like a leaf or key decorated with ribbons, or the souvenir magnets depicting a book engraved with Maternity. Below we present the products described, available on our site!
First Communion favours
The First Communion takes place in a moment of life in which the little faithful has already reached a greater awareness of himself, of his own identity, of his own path of Faith. This is why it is easier to find a more specific choice of wedding favours for male and female favours.
Also for the First Communion we find small souvenir objects, in the shape of a leaf and in marble dust with a baby or a child. Countertops made of marble powder and decorated with crystal rhinestones, crystalline glass with white decoupage positions on the rear of the cross, for both wedding favour for men and women. Souvenir objects representing the protective hand of God are very important, and seems to embrace sweetly the baby or child. Made of maple wood by the artisans of Valgardena.
Below we present a description of the products which are all available on our website!
If the favours of Baptism often recall the theme of the guardian angel and of Motherhood, and those of the First Communion the idea of protection, as well as showing the images of the vine and the ear, the favours for Confirmation recall the idea of the Spirit Saint and its symbolism. The Confirmation is among the three Sacraments the most adult one, the definitive awareness that makes the boy of the girl a true Christian, invested with the grace of the Holy Spirit and with all the virtues that it brings. A wedding favour can therefore be adapted to emphasize this aspect of the celebration. In this regard there are gift ideas and favours like the plasticized booklets with prayer for the sacrament of Confirmation, containing, inside the package, pretty metal necklace with pendant or a rosary. Also for the Cresima, it can be nice to give to the guests quadruplets in refractory clay and enamelled copper, made entirely by hand, depicting the dove, emblem of the Holy Spirit. Given the importance of the Sacrament and the age reached by the Confirmation, the Confirmation can also be an opportunity to give to the participants, or at least to the Godmother or the Godfather, a special favour, which remains as an imperishable and precious memory. Maybe a beautiful frame with the photo of the cresimando, in wood and decorated with small crystals and prayer, suitable for the occasion, with a miniature angel in the hands of which you can put scented essences for the environment. Or sumptuous sculptures in wood and crystal, made in Val Gardena, decorated with small crystals of white and topaz, depicting angel and written prayer. Another gift idea, perfect for Male and Female is the crucifix, in glass and crystals of amber and marble powder, with the body of Christ made of silver foil, all made by hand. Regardless of the material value of the wedding favours or souvenirs that we would like to offer to the participants in the Sacrament, the fundamental thing to remember is always and in any case what this day means for our children, for their life and their journey. Below we present the products described, available on our site!