Category Archives: First Communion

Five Cutest First Communion Cookies

Cookie Ladies has beautiful crosses and chalices

If you are planning a first communion celebration for your child or church, you will definitely want to see the inventive and delicious designs we found. A short trip on the internet provided these great ideas. Some can can be ordered online and others could be made locally by your favorite cookie artist.

From Flickr’s Andover Cookie Mama
From Silvia Sweet Delights
Cross Cookie from Dessert Works
From First Communion Supplies

There is an art to making lovely cookies. If you plan to take on a project to make such edible art, you may choose to watch read up on making perfect frosted cookies. Consider making them a couple days ahead and freezing or refrigerating them to keep them fresh.

Wrapped individually, cookies can be a much-loved communion party favor, or can dress up your dessert table.

Your child will be amazed at how wonderful these cookies are. They will taste wonderful and look even better. All of your child’s friends will be impressed by your amazing cookies! (It is so easy to win a child’s heart!) Don’t be surprised if you are asked to recreate your feat if you do make these little creations by yourself. All your friends will want you to make a batch for their party. Now there is a goal!

I wish I could bake.

Side note: The gorgeous cross cookies with leaves and a rose shown here are listed on the baker’s website as “our standard cross cookies.” I wish my standard cookies even looked edible.

First Communion Invitations

Three Unique First Communion Gifts

clay rosaries

You have received your first communion invitation and now need to find an appropriate gift for your young friend. What to get? You are not limited to the same-old rosaries, prayer books and frames of the past! Take a look at these unique takes on First Communion gifts.

When you give a gift to a child, you want them to like it now and when they are older. You want to give something unique AND worth saving. These unique variations on rosaries make the grade.  Our favorite, a beautiful, hand-crafted clay rosary will capture the child’s interest now, and remain a keepsake for later.

 

Olive Wood Roasry

A Lego Rosary!

Other interesting rosary options include a smooth olive-wood rosary is a gift the child will want to use his whole life. This beautiful version includes a keepsake box that is just a beautiful as the rosary. The Lego Rosary from Etsy is an interesting way to keep a child focused on the Rosary prayer.

 

Personalized ceramic cross
Ceramic wall decor
personalized cross
A more masculine style personalized cross

For a wall ornament that bridges parent and child preferences, consider a personalized ceramic cross to hang in the child’s room. Adorable and age-appropriate design combine with a lasting reminder of the day and the sacrament.

Illustrated BibleAn illustrated Bible, or Bible stories, that will hold the attention of young readers is a gift the family can enjoy together. The Children’s Illustrated Bible by Selina Hastings is a colorful compilation of Bible stories with enough related information to hold their interest as they grow.

If you are looking for more interesting first communion ideas, be sure to see this Catholic Icing article! Enjoy!

First Rate Finds for a First Communion


Some fun First Communion finds for this week include a family story about a shared first communion gown, first communion gift ideas like this lovely girls missal with full illustrations of the mass, and this fabulous cake for First Communion Parties.

After the event, you may want to collect memories onto a beautiful scrapbook page. Gorgeous supplies for scrapbooking this special day include beautiful coordinated patterns and art for a great keepsake.

 

first communion invitation

New Irish Invitations


Irish Baptism Invitations
Welcoming some new Irish theme designs for spring… Irish baptism invitations have always been a popular item, and now we have more variety. These cheerful designs with a bit-o’-the-Irish are available for any occasion including Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion and wedding invitations.

The Shamrock design is on our beautiful Nouveau card with two layers and satin corners. The back paper is a gorgeous pearlized finish, with a pearlized envelope to match. Our new “Ireland” design is
Irish First Communion Invitationa calming field of green, with a pleasantly distressed design. The celtic cross and shamrocks make it perfect for your religious milestone celebrations like confirmation and first communion. Be sure to see our article on Irish Baptism Traditions on our SundaePaper blog.

The perfect gift for First Communion

celtic cross rosary
Rosary in gift box
Girls rosary with personalized keepsake box

A child’s First Holy Communion is one of the most significant events of their religious life. Such an important occasion warrants a gift to celebrate, but receiving a first communion invitation does not translate to a difficult gift shopping task.

Communion Rosary Bracelet

There are always the conventional rosaries, medals and bibles. Rosaries are one of the most popular communion gifts for children, and while a common gift, they shouldn’t be crossed off the list of possibilities.  It is possible to receive and use more than one.
Jewelry or medals are also an option.  They can be saved or worn for years to come.

first communion medal
Eucharistic Five Way Medal

But what if a family member or friend is uncomfortable giving a religious gift?  The gift given doesn’t have to be religious to be meaningful.  There are alternative ideas that acknowledge how special the day is without being religious.  Cash is always an option.  It may not seem like a personal gift but it is the easiest and is always appreciated.  Money gifts can be in the form of a gift card to a favorite store or a savings bond to be used for a college fund. You may even want to consider a donation to the family’s favorite charity in the child’s name.

37 Bible Stories in this First Communion Bible

Another idea is a good leather wallet.  The children are at an age where they are becoming aware of the responsibilities of money and the pleasure of having some of their own.  A watch is another option.  They are at an age where telling time is a new learning experience and a nice watch to wear either for everyday or dress-up will be a constant reminder of your thoughtfulness. Consider engraving the date of their communion on the back.

It is not uncommon for adults to still have keepsakes from their First Communion.  Your thoughtful gift may be one of them.