Post # 1
first, I appologize if this is in the wrong spot, I have no idea where this would fall…
So friends of ours are having their baby “dedicated to god” in a few weeks and we were invited to the ceremony and the lunch afterwards.
My question is, is there a gift ettiqute for such things? I’ve been to baptisms and given savings bonds, but I’m not sure about this. I would give a savings bond, but the government did away with the paper ones, thus making everything for difficult. Would a kids book on bible stories be okay? Or something similarly religious?
Post # 3
Since I have never heard of such a thing, I do not know. I like book idea though.
Post # 4
Baby Baptisms and Baby dedications are similar events. I don’t know that people usually give gifts but something like a Bible Story book would be fine no matter.
Post # 5
When did they do away with the paper ones? I just bought one less than a year ago. Weird.
My suggestion was going to be a savings bond. We went to our friends daughters dedication and thats what we gave her.
Post # 6
You could still give cash. I know my sister created a savings account to put gift money from birthdays and events like this in for them to have later. I was going to say savings bond too. Precious Moments has neat statues and things too.
Post # 7
My friend had one of these because her husband was Catholic and she does not practice any particular religion. I would give cash or a savings bond. I wouldn’t recommend a cross or a bible since the reason for a dedication instead of a baptism can sometimes be the lack of religious influence.
Post # 8
Thanks guys! Normally, I would do a savings bond, but that is no longer an option.
My understanding of the ceremony is that he’s being presented to God, but can choose later when he understands religion/baptism to choose to go down that path.
According the US Government, paper savings bonds are no longer sold at financial instituations as or Jan. 1, 2012…. however some stopped earlier, much to my chagin when I couldn’t buy some for Christmas.