The term properly refers to the acceptance of the recipient of a christening, or Baptism, into the church of Christ. It means to "bring to Christ."
In this case, our latest grandson is due to be christened this weekend. As a Church of England tradition the actual ‘christening’ will often be added at the end of the normal Sunday service. So, hopefully we won’t have to wait too long as for other little ones it can be tiresome!
This ceremony does give the family the excuse to meet, join with friends and neighbours to enjoy and formally recognise the latest addition to the family. Hopefully, the weather will be kind to allow a barbeque to be held outdoors otherwise it will be a finger buffet style meal indoors. Either way, I am sure our grandson will be totally oblivious (he is only 6 months old) as it will be his nap time anyway!
Whilst strolling through the realms of this talented team of interior designers I came across some beautiful items that might be perceived for the celebration of a christening.
Stained Glass Manager by Creations in Glass.
A handcut beautiful opalescent iridized stained glass, for the base & foiling the pieces using the copper foil technique, and soldering to a music box base that plays away in a manger there are two wise men & baby Jesus. Perfect for that Christmas christening!
Christening gifts can be difficult to source but what about this useful item?
The Owyn Toy Box by Mod Mom Furniture
The Owyn Toy Box is a modern organic-style chest designed for any room in the house! Use it to store everything from toys to gadgets to blankets. It has two easy lift-off lids that fit the top like a puzzle. Easy for little hands to manipulate! The Owyn Toy Box is separated into two convenient compartments under individual leaf lids.
Looking for something to keep as a memento of this auspicious occasion? Why not this item which you will agree is a little diferent?
Decorative Silver Giraffe Flower by Yoola
The artist created it as most of their creations using the smallest crochet needle available in the market and a silver colored copper wire.
For a reminder of how we welcome cherish this new child into God’s midst this delightful image would be prefect!
Gift of a Child by DeborahVoizin
This is one of my most favorite images. It shows how tiny and fragile a newborn baby is, in comparison to adult size hands that will be caring and guiding this sweet child through life.
Perfect for that old fashioned style!
Can you imagine your little one on their special day wearing this romantic Victorian style christening cape?
And, so I look forward to our family gathering next weekend!