Post # 1
Question for all of the parents out there:
If you are having a christening for your 9 month–old daughter, would you prefer for guests to give money and/or savings bonds or actual physical keepsake type gifts?
We’ve already decided upon what we’re giving for the christening we’re attending this weekend, but I’m kind of wondering what the parents might prefer.
Post # 3
I’m Jewish, so we don’t do that. But if people bring gifts to the naming, I’d honestly be happy and appreciate anything.
Post # 4
@artbee: Thanks for your insight! We actually bought a keepsake gift – a snowglobe (which is sentimental to us as we collect them) that hasa beautiful prayer inside it and plays “Amazing Grace.” We had it engraved with a heartfelt message & I thought it was something we’d like my child to receive if I had children. But, in speaking with other relatives, everyone has pretty much just written a check or purchased a savings bond for her.
Hubby & I kind of feel like there will be plenty of other occasions to give money/bonds (1st birthday & other birthdays after 12 or so, graduations, wedding) so we wanted to give her something tangible and hopefully meaningful. But now I’m second-guessing the decision.