Welcoming baby with Christenings, Baptisms and Naming Ceremonies
A new baby is a wonderful thing. A blessing, a joy, and a perfect reason for families to get together and welcome the new arrival. Whether we celebrate with a christening, a baptism or the newly popular, baby naming ceremony, we love gathering to welcome the new baby. On these special occasions, we always want to look our best and dress up appropriately. It is, after all, an auspicious event. The little one is, of course, the star of the show and what they wear for those important videos and photographs matters. At Baby Accessories one of the loveliest departments in both our online and high street shop is the christening section! We are proud to have the most cute and fabulous little outfits to help make the day extra special. Our christening gowns are show stoppers, with a wide selection of styles to choose from and a great price range to suit everyone.
New Trends in Christening Clothes
Years ago. heirloom gowns that had been handed down through the generation were the usual. A newly christening baby could be wearing a gown or shawl that had been worn many times previously. In the past a baptism could take place when a child was just 2 or 3 days old. These days, parents often wait a little longer before christening, baptising or officially ‘naming’ and babies tend to be a little older and a bit bigger. Very often, they just don’t fit into the cherished heirloom and a larger size needs to be purchased. We have put a lot of thought into our range of christening gowns and shawls and fully appreciate that these beautiful outfits are the heirloom generational pieces of future generations.
Previously too, baby boys used to wear a christening robe and a shawl just like the wee girls, but many parents are now opting for something more boyish. Often this can be a little romper suit or a precious little white version of daddy’s suit. There are no contemporary trends with christening shawls and robes. Traditional wins out. For how can we improve on perfection? We continue to stock the most beautiful, soft, pure, and classic christening shawls that wrap baby with love and care for their special day. A great example of this is the BeeBo Ava Christening Shawl. One of our bestsellers as it embodies all the classic beauty of a shawl handed down the generations, with modern production techniques and featuring an embroidered silver Celtic cross.
Godparents, Gifts and Mementos
It is usual to present the baby with a gift to commemorate the day. At Baby Accessories we can take the stress out of choosing a gift as we have perfect christening gift solutions from piggy banks to photograph frames all easily purchased and delivered. From cute height charts to play sets or the ever-useful Gift Voucher, we have something for every baby. Godparents and sponsors are a beautiful and meaningful part of Christenings, Name Days and Baptisms. Sometimes they are chosen in honour of friendship, family and or with the expectation of spiritual guidance. It is always a great compliment to ‘stand’ for baby. It is also customary for godparents to give a silver gift or the Christening candle as a memento of the occasion. There are beautiful candles in stock on our website that can be used in the celebration of all three important sacraments, baptism, communion, and confirmation.
Christening and baptisms will continue to be an important part of Irish culture, even as the National Census and a Gallup poll show that we are a less religious country than we used to be. There is no one more perfect and more perfectly welcome than the new baby for keeping our traditions and celebratory events alive. Secular naming days and traditional church ceremonies will continue to be vital to our strong sense of family as we celebrate the traditions and connections between our generations. Baby Accessories always feel privileged if we have some small part to play in this important family milestone. From booties and socks to stunning christening gowns, we have everything you need to dress baby for this momentous occasion, and all can be purchased online with ease of choice, payment, and delivery, leaving you free to plan the rest of the big day.