When each of my god daughters were Christened, I gave them a beautiful silver Christening bracelet to commemorate the date and serve as a reminder of it in years to come.
Traditionally, this is given as not only a reminder, but also serves as a commitment from the godparent to the child, in much the same way a wedding ring does. It is a commitment to take care of the child’s spiritual needs and to be available to them in the future, for physical, emotional and most importantly, spiritual care.
Ameli, my daughter, doesn’t have a Christening bracelet yet, for a number of reasons. First of all, her Christening is only planned for October, and neither set of godparents – one in Australia and the other in South Africa – have actually met her yet. So even though this is something I would have expected her godparents to give her, I have been looking for a bracelet or bangle for Ameli pretty much since she was born. I’d love for her to have something beautiful from this first year of her life. Something I could engrave, and she could keep for ever. I’m just stupidly sentimental that way.
Unfortunately, unpaid maternity leave is not a good time to be jewellery shopping, so I was really pleased to come across London-based children’s jewellery designer, Molly Brown. She has lovely girls communion and new baby bracelets at really affordable prices.
Looking at her website, there is such a great amount of choice, from sterling silver expanding baby bangles to silver link pearl bracelets and matching necklace, to some fun jelly bean and fairy charms for older girls. I’m planning to get ladies solid silver bangles for myself too.
The website also has a â€˜wish list’ option, similar to a gift register, where you can set aside jewellery for your little girl, with notes on those you’d like your friends and family to choose from, and with standard and express UK and international postage, it’s all really simple!
Do you know any great designers specialising in children’s accessories? I’d love to hear about them, so please leave a comment below!
Once Upon a Baby’s Arm – Molly Brown London
What a great tradition! My family is from Brasil, and it’s a tradition there to get baby girls a gold bracelet and earrings at their births.
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Hi there Luschka, this is a lovely idea. I still haven’t been organised to get our kids christened (haven’t even chosen god parents for poor baby number 2). But I love the significance of a piece of jewellery.
Btw, check out this week’s competition on my blog – I’m sure you’ll love it!
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@Babes about Town, Our problem is that our families are so spread out – South Africa, Australia and Norway for me, South Africa, Australia and England for him. It’s almost pointless having god parents cause she won’t know them! Thanks for letting me know about the competition. I’ve entered!
Just lovely…what a way to remember such a special day! SITS sent me by, and I’m glad they did…
@Melissa B., Thank you so much for stopping by!
Thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day!
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I have never heard of christening bracelets before. The one you selected is beautiful!
Stopping by from SITS!
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What an absolutely amazing gift to your daughter. I love this. My mother-in-law did something similar for our son when he was baptized, but I didn’t continue the tradition with our daughter. I’ll have to buy something special for our third.
Thanks a ton for such a fantastic post!
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@Francesca, Glad you enjoyed it! I love little traditions – I’m a sucker for them! Thanks for stopping by!