A baby’s christening is one of the most important days in his or her life. While you are sure to remember this day forever, your baby unfortunately is too young to remember it clearly. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you purchase special keepsakes which a child can have to connect to his or her christening for years to come. A christening gown is a great example of a keepsake, but your child obviously can’t use it after growing up.
A christening bracelet on the other hand is an extra special keepsake which your child can wear clear into adulthood. Like a child’s faith, it will always be there. Christening bracelets make popular gifts from grandparents, godparents, and other relatives. Sometimes parents pick out bracelets for their children.
Bracelets For Boys And Girls
Christening bracelets exist for both boys and girls and have been worn for centuries. A christening bracelet can be an expensive gift, but it’s a gift which will last. When you choose a christening bracelet, keep in mind you are selecting something not only for this special day of baptism, but also for the child’s long Christian journey. The bracelet will remind the child of the day that journey began. So when you choose something, pick a bracelet which will be suitable for a baby, a child, and as an adult (this can be tricky for boys). Christening bracelets usually feature high quality gems and metals and are personalisable. A customized christening bracelet is one of a kind, and is as unique as the person it is for.
Most christening bracelets use clear gems or gems which are blue for boys or pink for girls. These are bright, pure colours which convey innocence. Alternately, you could go with your baby’s birthstone instead. Remember that if the bracelet is for a baby boy, as he grows up, he will likely not want to wear his christening bracelet unless it is clearly unisex. So make sure it’s something subtle. Pastels are not usually best for boys as they get older; you would do better to go with clear gemstones or darker birthstones if applicable. Clear gemstones have the additional benefit of matching any clothing items worn later in life. Pearls are very popular as well, particularly for girls. You want whatever bracelet you go with to look good with the christening gown, but also later in life with everyday wear.
Personalised Christening Bracelets
Many christening bracelets feature the name of the child, which is another level of personalisation. You can also choose to add various charms to the bracelet. Crosses are very popular, as are charms with the child’s name (instead of featuring the name spelled out by beads).
One of the most important things to take into account when you purchase a christening bracelet is sizing. Remember that a baby’s wrist will grow, so if you get a christening bracelet which isn’t adjustable, the child won’t be able to wear it later on. Make sure that the christening bracelet includes an extension chain. That way as the child grows, the bracelet can remain an important part of his or her life.
Christening bracelets are a wonderful gift to give a new Christian child. The value of a christening bracelet is unique—it is one of the only christening keepsakes which can be as much or more a part of a child’s life as he or she grows up as on the day of baptism. The journey into Christian faith is a lifelong one, and a christening bracelet can help remind a child of that faith through the ups and downs of life.