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The arrival of spring brings with it not only thoughts of Easter, fresh flowers and singing birds, but also First Communions and Confirmations. Since both these religious rites represent milestones in young lives, they should be marked with a memorable gift, while appropriate for the occasion.

First Communion Gifts

First communion marks the time in a young child’s life when they receive the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Filled with the spirit of the day, a young communicant traditionally received a special religious symbol to mark the occasion.

Jewelry

Jewelry being what it is, there are a lot more gifts out there for the girls than there are for boys, but both boys and girls will appreciate a religious medal or cross on a gold or silver chain. For a girl, consider a simple pearl necklace with a patron saint medal and matching pearl bracelet. First communion is also a wonderful occasion on which to start a charm bracelet. Boys might receive their first set of cufflinks on this occasion.

Confirmation Gifts

While any of the gifts we’ve suggested for First Communion can also serve as wonderful Confirmation gifts, the symbols of this sacrament offer you additional choices. Children are usually confirmed around age 12, at which time a bishop lays his hands on their heads and they receive the Holy Spirit. Gifts symbolizing the day might be centered on the depiction of a dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit, or a pair of hands, bringing to mind the role of the bishop.

Keepsake Gifts

Whether it’s for confirmation or communion, consider an engravable option. Personalizing a gift with initials or a date are always a good choice to make an occasion unforgettable.

Silver Picture Frame

Photos, whether formal or snapped on a smartphone, can be framed in silver for display. The child is sure to treasure it and the photo of their first communion or confirmation as he or she grows and matures.

Snow’s Jewelers is here to help you choose gifts for Communion and Confirmation as well as those engagement and weddings that are also so much a part of spring.