Thursday, May 07, 2009
First Communion Gifts
My son (2nd of 3, oldest boy) made his First Communion last weekend. We had a small party for him afterward, and he received several rosaries, prayer books, and a crucifix.
On Monday, my wife helped with the 2nd grade's reading program, and a lot of the kids naturally shared what they got. One little girl said she got $550!! My wife asked if she also got a rosary or a prayer book, and she said no. While she didn't get any religious items, she did get a Webkin and some pajamas. I thought that was sad.
I don't mean to judge, but I would just expect that the gifts would match the occasion. I stressed to my son several times that this was just the first of many, and they're all just as important. Hopefully more so as his appreciation for the Eucharist continues to grow.
What about you? What kinds of gifts did you or your kids receive for First Communion? Do you have any favorite gifts that you like to give for First Communion?