The people who give a trendy gift to children on First Communion often do so because they believe that the child will not be interested in traditional first holy communion gifts. They would be merrier in receiving a jar of candies rather than Bible or a medallion. This thought I actually don’t second because the First Communion is a serious event for the child and hence a very serious gift would be an appropriate choice. The question is whether we should encourage our child to uphold and nurture their belief in God or give them a meaningless gift like a pack of candies.
Well, I believe traditional gifts like rosaries or the Holy Bible is more suited for the event. You can add an unusual touch to it by buying it from a publication store that offers books according to the age group. And if your child is not a bookworm, you may purchase an action bible- a comic written by Sergio Cariello. Such a presentation of biblical stories is an effective way of preaching to the rebellious kids who are not attractive to the sugary pictures.
Unusual First Communion Gifts
There is a reason why we should buy unusual First Holy communion gifts because
It relates to the religious nature of the ceremony
The look unusual, so a child would feel overwhelmed about it
It will be remembered by your child for years to come
Unusual Holy Communion gifts from parents and grandparents
These gift ideas involve lot of time and longer preparation for its implementation and that is why it would prove effective.
Bonfire with Biblical stories
The First Communion event is held in May and this is the perfect time for bonfire. You can organize in a way that will make your child the host. His or her duties would be according to the age, so that he/she is not overwhelmed by the responsibilities but feel proud of what he is doing. The child’s duties will include greeting the guest, paying them individual attention and distributing the food. The bonfire should focus on narrating the biblical stories. Ask your child and the invited guests to prepare their favorite story. The story-teller should sit in the center and tell the audience. The importance is to teach children with the scriptures in the entertaining and engaging way. Isn’t an ideal first Holy communion gift?
A trip to a zoo
The child would be excited if you take him or her to a trip where they will not only hear but also see the parts of the Bible. It would be a great family occasion. There are other cheaper and safer options available. For example, you can take them to the zoo and make them see the snake and tell the story of Adam and Eve, lion (tell them the story of Daniel in a cave), donkey (the animal that carried Jesus Christ to Jerusalem. There are plenty of other animals in the Bible from where you can take reference too.