What to present to the godson?
Christening is an extremely important day in the life of the baby. Consider what you can give a godson from the godfather and godfather.
A gift from the godfather
The Godfather should present the child with a basicattribute of the ceremony is a cross. At the same time, there are no specific rules indicating the material from which it should be executed. Now kids are keen to give openwork crosses made of gold, which are decorated with enamel or stones. There are also crosses that are made of:
The main thing is that the chosen decoration should beis made with the account of orthodox canons, and also it is consecrated in church. Cross better hang on a strong, but thin twine, which, unlike the chain, will not bring discomfort to the body.
A gift from the godmother
According to tradition, the godparent must necessarilyto present an object that is necessary for baptism - to the kryzhma. This is the fabric into which the baby is wrapped after baptism. A flap of snow-white linen cloth or a towel (light for summer, terry or cotton for winter) can be a lapwing. It is desirable, that it was decorated with embroidery, hemming or braid, lace or Christian symbolism. The most valuable is the kryzhma, which the godmother embroidered herself. If you can not make such a gift yourself, you should buy it in a store or a church shop.
The next thing that the godmother should give is a special christening dress. It includes:
- White shirt for baptism, the length of which should reach the heel of the baby;
- White cap with lace, decorated with white beads or ribbons.
The kit may also include sliders andbeautiful knitted booties. The baptismal attire is made from the batista, decorated with lace or embroidery. It is this gift from the godmother that will later be kept as a family heirloom.
It is also customary to give an icon with the image of that saint, after whom the godson was named.
In addition to conventional gifts, the godson can be presented:
Always appreciated things created by themselves:
- knitted suits (for toddlers);
- photos, designed in the original album;
- A beautiful souvenir, for example, an angel from porcelain.
Baby will come in handy walkers, bicycle or table,intended for feeding. The choice of toys is really great: it can be cars, balls or educational games. The godparents can give money, which parents will buy a child for some necessary thing.
Now you know what you can give a godson. On the options for gifts for other holidays can be found in the section Gifts for children of our site.