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In this fast-paced modern society of ours, lifestyles keep getting more hectic. Spare time tends to get scarcer, as well as available energy; we seldom have time to stop and reflect on our actions and their ramifications. Only rarely do we take a moment’s notice of the power of simple things. Such as a name: something trivial -because we all have one - and yet utterly powerful … this is a single word with a lifetime of meaning behind it.
Did you know that for most people, their own name is the single most comforting, sweetest and familiar of all words? Scientific research has actually demonstrated how your brain is lit up by a mention of your name. Have you ever noticed that effect? With that in mind, it makes perfect sense to consider name-customized gifts, when looking for the ideal Christening gift. Even more so when you consider how that is indeed the essence of Christening: to associate a name to a child, as part of a rite of admission into the tradition of the church. Hence our proposal for a Christening gift – why not consider offering an object customized with the name of the child? There are actually more options available than you would imagine at first thought.
In case you’re looking for a Christening gift customized with the name of the baptized child, popular low-cost options to consider are engraved crystal blocks or pictures frames, custom gift plates and candles and assorted trinkets. Most of these are relatively inexpensive and ideal for casual Christening guests; see this page for many available options here are Goodheart Gifts. When looking for a more valuable gift, people often turn to engraved jewelry – such as a ring, necklace or bracelet. All of these can also be customized with a name, regardless of the materials they’re made of.
In case you want to offer a piece of jewelry as a Christening gift, here’s a thought: consider skipping the dedicatory and print just the child’s name. After all, that’s the power word he (or she) will attach a lifetime of meaning to. Make the gift all about the child rather than including your own name in the engraving, like most people do. This will increase the odds the child will want to actually wear the jewelry. And if they do, you can rest assured they will always associate your identity to the gift, even if you don’t imprint a dedicatory.
This may sound counter-intuitive, but makes perfect sense when you put yourself in the perspective of the baptized child. In the same reasoning… instead of offering a baby-sized piece of jewelry, consider giving something the child can wear when they come of age. Doesn’t that make more sense than choosing something they will only be able to use for a couple of years while growing up?