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What are communion gifts?

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Communion gifts are items or mementos offered to a person who has participated in the sacrament of First Communion, which is a church ceremony initiating the participants into the communion portion of the Catholic Mass or religious service. Common gifts for a First Communion include rosaries, pendants of saints, cross necklaces or bracelets, prayer books, personalized Bibles or a set of Bible stories and photo frames to document the occasion.

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Additional communion gifts may include storybooks depicting the importance of the sacrament or a photo album with inserts for a certificate, reflections on the experience and photos of the ceremony. Personalized bookmarks with a communion prayer imprinted alongside the date of the First Communion and the participant's name, and personalized prayer cards are also suitable as gifts. Communion gifts such as cash and savings bonds are also popular so the participant can invest in the future or purchase a gift of choice.

A gift card to a Christian book store or religious gift shop is also a common gift for the sacrament of First Communion. Gift baskets with the participant's favorite candy, bath soaps or lotions are thoughtful items. For younger participants, teddy bears or dolls with a cross embroidered on the toy also provide a memorable keepsake for the occasion.

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